Strong City Baltimore

2017 Week Six: Youth & Family Wellness

KAETLYN BERNAL | STRONG CITY BALTIMORE, BARCLAY Last week you heard a little bit about my experience in preparing for the Women’s Empowerment Conference and how difficult that was. Although I had a hard time last week, I took the weekend to rejuvenate and do something relaxing so that i…
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2017 Week Four: Nonprofit Management

VICTORIA LI | BALTIMORE CORPS This weekend I will be traveling up to Washington College at Chestertown, MD to help run a week-long summer program for 9th and 10th grade student leaders where they learn about Baltimore, Baltimore Corps and the issues that are facing the city today. I designed…
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2017 Week Four: Youth & Family Wellness

KAETLYN BERNAL | STRONG CITY BALTIMORE, BARCLAY Every summer we have a community cookout with two communities that surround Barclay. This was a big task as most of the work seemed to fall on the community leaders in Barclay as we are the most organized leadership team of the three…
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2017 Week Three: Youth & Family Wellness

KAETLYN BERNAL | STRONG CITY BALTIMORE, BARCLAY Last week I was somewhat lonely in the office since my supervisor left for vacation for two weeks. I was really excited that I was able to hold down the fort while she was gone but I was more excited to be joined…
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2017 Week Two: Nonprofit Management

NINA KRAUSS | FUSION PARTNERSHIPS, INC. This is a completely genuine offer: if you (or someone you know) are (is) interested in interning this summer for an international throat singing project, I can put you in contact with someone who could use your help. I am tempted to throw this…
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2017 Week Two: Youth & Family Wellness

KAETLYN BERNAL | STRONG CITY BALTIMORE, BARCLAY After my experience in CIIP last summer, I knew this internship would present obstacles that I could not foresee or prepare for. However, I did not think this would happen so early on in my time at the Nate Tatum Community Center. My…
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2017 Week One: Nonprofit Management

NINA KRAUSS | FUSION PARTNERSHIPS, INC. “It’ll be perfect, we just have to figure it out as we go” is a statement I heard during my first staff meeting at Fusion Partnerships. This phrase arose out of a discussion surrounding office renovations, but I feel it may end up being…
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2017 Week One: Youth & Family Wellness

KAETLYN BERNAL | STRONG CITY BALTIMORE, BARCLAY When I was deciding what I wanted to do this summer, I knew that I wanted to be a part of the Community Impact Internships Program again but I wanted something very different than my work from last summer. After my first week…
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2016 Week Six: Neighborhood Improvement

KAETLYN BERNAL – ST. FRANCIS NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER I knew this summer was going to be difficult, but I never expected to have my patience tested so much that tears would eventually flow out in the middle of work. Earlier this week I was left alone with my class as my co-teacher…
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2016 Week Two: Neighborhood Improvement

KAETLYN BERNAL – ST. FRANCIS NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER This week, I spent my time getting my lesson plans done for the students in the summer program that begins next week. As my co-teacher and I sat down to review the lesson plans we had made, she mentioned wanting to restructure a…
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