MERIT

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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2016 Week Five: Education

CALEB WARREN – THREAD As the mountains of logistical paperwork tied to Youthworks have finally begun to disappear, Andrew and I are increasingly more and more able to actually do our jobs. Providing student support and enhancing their experiences at their worksites was what we had hoped we would be able…
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2016 Week Four: Education

ANDREW JOHNSON – THREAD In my role as Community Partner Coordinator at Thread, I am tasked with mediating disciplinary infractions in the hope of establishing a constructive solution. While I am mindful of the wishes of our community partners, I feel like I need to primarily serve as an outlet for…
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2016 Week Three: Education

CALEB WARREN – THREAD Last summer, I struggled to find thirty-five hours of work to do around the office where I worked. This summer, for the second week in a row, Andrew and I have each worked well over fifty. I share this not to play into the pity-demanding, abhorrent boasting…
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2016 Week Two: Education

JUSTIN LEE – MERIT Is it possible for one person to do too much? Yeah, it most definitely is. Speaking from my experience: the life of an average Hopkins student can be a prime example of someone who does too much. When nearly all your classmates do such amazing things, it…
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2016 Week One: Education

ANDREW JOHNSON – THREAD Coloring is probably the last thing I thought I would be doing on the first day of my internship. I hadn’t sat down and created a picture since grade school, but here I was sitting on a picnic table outside the office with a bunch of colleagues…
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