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2019 Week 5: Education & Youth Advocacy

YVETTE BAILEY-EMBERSON | ROBERT W COLEMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL After 5 weeks at my placement, I have built great relationships with the people that work in the school. I really love working with them and they welcome me into the community and make me feel at home at the school. When…
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2019 Week 4: Education & Youth Advocacy

DEVIN LUCAS | THE INTERSECTION We had our first two “make or break” days of the summer this week. The first came when we got our group of 25 YouthWorkers on Monday, and it went significantly better than I expected. This is 100% because my co-workers are the greatest humans…
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Week 3: Education & Youth Advocacy

MOUFI ADEDOYIN | CITY SPRINGS ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL This week I attended the training for community school coordinators where I got to learn more about the role of community school coordinators and their impact in the communities they serve. I got the chance to meet coordinators from various schools and even…
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2019 Week 2: Education & Youth Advocacy

MOUFI ADEDOYIN | CITY SPRINGS ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL A challenge that I faced this week is calling potential business partners to join our Strive for Under Five Initiative. Last year City Springs and four other partner schools started a Strive for Under Five initiative as a way to provide incentives and…
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2019 Orientation: Education & Youth Advocacy

KEONE ALIPHIOS | MERIT Phrase of the Week: “Edvengers Assemble!” With the first week of CIIP finishing up, I’ve come to the realization that orientation follows the same storyline as Marvel’s The Avengers. Crazy right? Now I know it’s a fairly weird theory but hear me out. It all started…
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2018 Week 2: Education

SMITHA MAHESH | CHILD FIRST AUTHORITY As the elementary and middle school year was ending, I had the chance to meet bright students, enthusiastic faculty and staff, and continue working on our projects. This week, I finished a critical step of the project: categorizing reasons of students’ long periods of…
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2017 Week Six: Education

JOHNATHON COOK | HEBCAC YO! BALTIMORE I tend to think non-profit work is always valiant and exciting. I know that there can be a lot of… menial work at times too, for everyone, from the top to the bottom of the organization, especially in smaller non-profits, but the work still…
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2017 Week Five: Education

SAM IGO | LIBERTY ELEMENTARY & REC It’s hard to reflect on the week when the news of yesterday is still so new. One of the reasons I am so passionate about public policy is improving lives — making sure everyone can enjoy them in a way that’s equal and…
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2017 Week Four: Education

JOHNATHON COOK | HEBAC YO! BALTIMORE I haven’t seen my dad cry that many times in my life (sorry to bring up crying again this week). One of the few times I did, though, was when he was explaining the impact my mom was having on the lives of her…
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2017 Week One: Education

JOHNATHON COOK | HEBAC YO! BALTIMORE When I found out my internship site was six or so blocks north of the Hopkins hospital, I was really excited about the chance to experience a neighborhood I had never been in before while arriving to and leaving from my placement each day….
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