United Workers

2018 Orientation: Neighborhood

ALICIA BADEA | RUTH M. KIRK RECREATION CENTER Humility, and the ability to listen. And more importantly, putting that ability into action. Out of all that we touched upon at CIIP Orientation, these two themes have affected me most, in a subtle and almost semi-conscious way, embedding themselves in the…
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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 Six: Nonprofit Management

TARAH FITZGERALD – UNITED WORKERS When I was in 7th grade I got Lyme Disease. It took 6 months to find and as a result my mind wanders and my short term memory is nearly non-existent. Forgetting names and faces has been something that I have gotten used to. Memories…
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2016 Week Five: Nonprofit Management

DOROTHY CHEN- CENTRAL BALTIMORE PARTNERSHIP “Good afternoon, the Central Baltimore Partnership Partners meeting is through the entrance, past the double doors.” Like a mantra, I chant the same sentence over and over again as individuals glide past me and enter the Lovely Lane United Methodist Church in anticipation of our…
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2016 Week Four: Nonprofit Management

DIKSHANT MALLA – IMPACT HUB I really enjoyed the midpoint speaker, especially the principle of Liberty Elementary/Middle. I liked that instead of talking about his personal life and how he ended up in his current position, he used his platform to speak more about the work he has done and…
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