MOMCares

2019 Week 2: Family Services & Wellness

EILLEN MARTINEZ | ESPERANZA CENTER At the Esperanza Center, we have a policy stipulating that we only offer medical services to immigrants who have absolutely no other recourse. These are people for whom it is impossible to receive any type of medical insurance in the United States for lack of…
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2019 Week 1: Family Wellness & Services

EILLEN MARTINEZ | ESPERANZA CENTER On Monday, a mother of three comes to see us on her only day off of the week. She’s had piercing headaches for months. With the kids and her job she just hasn’t had time to come in. I tell her she is strong. She…
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2019 Orientation: Family Wellness & Services

FATIMA KAMARA | MOMCARES Week 1: Orientation This was not at all what I was expecting – but in a good way! On Monday morning, I woke up feeling quite anxious about my first day of CIIP and did some deep breathing exercises to ground myself. By the time I…
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2021 Week 6: Healthcare/Health Policy

OZIOMA ANYANWU | MOMCARES This week I came to the realization that my time with MOMCares this summer has gone by incredibly quickly. With only two weeks left, I’m appreciating that I’ve had the opportunity to learn about the management of a non-profit as well as the information that is…
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2021 Week 5: Healthcare/Health Policy

CARLOS BURI-NAGUA | CENTRO SOL Centro SOL’s Summer Scholars program is halfway done, which is insane to think about because time does go by quickly. The mid-way point is essential in my internship because most of the students have completed their research PowerPoint and abstract, which will either be presented…
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2021 Week 4: Healthcare/Health Policy

CARLOS BURI-NAGUA | CENTRO SOL The second week of Centro SOL’s Summer Scholars program consisted of teaching the youth the last part of new content and how to structure their PowerPoint for their research presentations at the end of the program. As I review their work, especially the beginning stages…
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2021 Week 3: Healthcare/Health Policy

OZIOMA ANYANWU | MOMCARES My keyword for Week Three was perspective. The past few weeks one of my favorite aspects of CIIP has been participating in our Bites sessions; especially when we’re in person. Firstly, I get the opportunity to learn about these local organizations from a first-person perspective which…
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2021 Week 2: Healthcare/Health Policy

OZIOMA ANYANWU | MOMCARES Week 2 of CIIP was primarily focused on independent research and reflection. Over the past year and a half, like everyone else, I’ve gotten accustomed to carrying out my life on my computer. Classes, meetings, and interactions with family and friends alike all took place through…
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2021 Week 1: Healthcare/Health Policy

OZIOMA ANYANWU | MOMCARES This past week was spent getting accustomed to and learning more about my placement this summer. I’m working with MOMCares, which is “a postpartum doula program designed to support mothers of color in the NICU who identify themselves as under-supported and facing financial stressors”. On my…
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2021 Orientation: Healthcare/Health Policy

OZIOMA ANYANWU | MOMCARES In the past 30 days since I submitted my last final, I’ve taken a lot of time to myself. Frankly speaking, I probably spent a few too many hours aimlessly scrolling on Tiktok in my post-junior year/pre-CIIP existence. Consequently, transitioning into participating in CIIP Orientation over…
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