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2020 Week 6

Sarah Abdellah | MOMCares Before reading this week’s blog, take five minutes and check-in with yourself: How am I feeling? Have I been eating regularly? Have I been kind to myself and others? Have I had good enough sleep? Have I been in the sun? Have I stretched my muscles…
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2020 Week 5

Sarah Abdellah | MOMCares Being a part of Baltimore’s response to COVID-19 has been exhausting yet rewarding at the same time. With the implementation of social distancing and transition to remote work, we are finding new ways to do our work to support the communities we have always cared about….
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2020 Week 4

Sarah Abdellah | MOMCares It feels incredibly surreal as we reach the midpoint of the Community Impact Internship Program this Summer. As a tradition, I look back at my blog and chicken-scratch notes from the first week of the program and reflect upon how far I’ve come – what I…
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2020 Week 3

Sarah Abdellah | MOMCares As we approach the one-month benchmark of official CIIP digital interning, I thought I would share a bit about adjusting to work from home, creating new routines, and serving the Baltimore community through a screen. I start my mornings around 7 AM with some hot Nescafe…
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2020 Week 2

Sarah Abdellah | MOMCares As I log into Zoom, I see a quick preview of my head full of thick curls and my name along the bottom of the screen ‘Sarah Abdellah (she/her/hers)’. The addition of my pronouns to my username was quickly commended by Killian, one of the doulas…
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2020 Week 1

Sarah Abdellah | MOMCares We are living in a time of revolution. The Black voices in our communities have consistently been calling for change. Calling for racial justice and the dismantling of structural, systemic, interpersonal, and institutionalized racism in our country. We are also living in a time of revolution…
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2019 Week 6: Family Wellness & Services

CHARLIE NGUYEN | EPISCOPAL REFUGEE & IMMIGRANT CENTER ALLIANCE Very often in the context of refugees, immigration, and asylum, society tends to focus on the tragic: forced displacement, deportation, and the violation of human rights in our country that we’ve been made aware of in recent months. Don’t get me…
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2019 Week 5: Family Wellness & Services

EILLEN MARTINEZ | ESPERANZA CENTER “A name is something weightless yet carried forever, like a heartbeat.” -On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, Ocean Vuong Eyes encased by purple sclera nails bruised indigo gray a tempest sky buried beneath skin lips like they’re thawing from generations in ice this a boy with…
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2019 Week 4: Family Wellness & Services

EILLEN MARTINEZ | ESPERANZA CENTER At the start of the summer some of my goals were to learn most roles in the clinic, to learn how we could amplify community voices, make new relationships with other folks at Esperanza and in the community. I am now able to hold my…
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Week 3: Family Wellness & Services

CHARLIE NGUYEN | EPISCOPAL REFUGEE & IMMIGRANT CENTER ALLIANCE The idea of “making a difference” is abstract, and it’s something that’s been on my mind since the beginning of this placement. What makes the “Impact” part of the Community Impact Internships Program? And with a broad, national issue like refugee…
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