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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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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: Nonprofit Management

RYAN AGHAMOHAMMADI | IMPACT HUB Impact Hub’s work is inherently intersectional; being an organization that facilitates and catalyzes relationships across different sectors in the city of Baltimore, plus being an organization who prioritizes systems change work and viewing the city as a social ecosystem, Impact Hub constantly has to take…
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2021 Week 5: Nonprofit Management

RYAN AGHAMOHAMMADI | IMPACT HUB When I think about how what I’m learning this summer might apply to my career or life goals, it’s striking to me how much of my work this summer has been determined by individuals. Meeting, interviewing, and writing about Impact Hub, its members, the Baltimore…
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2021 Week 4: Nonprofit Management

RYAN AGHAMOHAMMADI | IMPACT HUB I admit that the fact that we’re halfway through the summer already gives me pause; where did the time go? It truly feels as if I’ve just started working at Impact Hub. That being said, I do think that the me I am now is…
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