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2017 Week Six: Homelessness, Poverty, & Neighborhood Improvement

LEENA AURORA | 29TH STREET COMMUNITY CENTER I guess that I’ve been focusing on other things in these blog posts, but a pretty significant part of my summer has been planning a community health fair! Last year, the CIIP interns for 29th St and Charm City Clinic collaborated on a…
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2017 Week Five: Homelessness, Poverty, & Neighborhood Improvement

EVAN DRUKKER-SCHARDL | UNITED WORKERS Last weekend, I spent an hour or so talking to my parents on FaceTime, as I do most Sunday afternoons. They asked about my week. I told them a little bit about my United Workers work—making phone calls, doing research, petitioning at farmers’ markets, grocery…
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2017 Week Two: Homelessness, Poverty & Neighborhood Improvement

EVAN DRUKKER-SCHARDL | UNITED WORKERS On Thursday night, the Baltimore Housing Roundtable held its regular meeting at the Impact Hub. The bulk of the meeting was abbreviated because the artists and activists who created an exhibition on the structural racism of urban housing policy in Baltimore and the Bronx were…
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2017 Week One: Homelessness, Poverty, & Neighborhood Improvement

LEENA AURORA | 29TH STREET COMMUNITY CENTER What does working in a nonprofit look like? Googling: “does enamel based paint expire?” (spoiler: it can last up to 10 years unopened, and about 2 years opened if stored properly). This Thursday was my first full day at the community center. I…
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2016 Week Five: Homelessness & Poverty

KEENAN CASWELL – MAYOR’S OFFICE OF HUMAN SERVICES Over the past five weeks I have found myself explaining to friends, family, or even fellow Baltimoreans waiting at the bus stop that although I am an intern in the Homeless Services Program at the Mayor’s Office of Human Services (HSP), I don’t…
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2016 Week Four: Homelessness & Poverty

KEENAN CASWELL – MAYOR’S OFFICE OF HUMAN SERVICES This past week I had the opportunity to take a step out of my usual routine and represent the Mayor’s Office of Human Services (MOHS) as I led my first training session for a small group of service providers who wanted to join…
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2016 Week Three: Homelessness & Poverty

KEENAN CASWELL – MAYOR’S OFFICE OF HUMAN SERVICES The simple yet powerful mantra, “work yourself out of a job”, that was shared with the CIIP interns during the week-long orientation at the beginning of June has been consistently epitomized in the Mayor’s Office of Human Services. Working the 8:00 to 4:00…
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2016 Week Two: Homelessness & Poverty

KEENAN CASWELL – MAYOR’S OFFICE OF HUMAN SERVICES With two weeks at the mayor’s office under my belt, my level of comfort with the environment and the projects that I am responsible for has grown considerably. The reason for such a swift transition lies in the manner in which the full-time…
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