Week Five

2017 Week Five: Arts

CHRISTOPHER FRICK | STATION NORTH ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT (This blog post has nothing to do with my CIIP placement, but it’s important to me.) What would happen if Baltimore decided to install a complete network of bike lanes? Could we connect more people to more jobs? Could we have…
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2017 Week Five: Criminal Justice & Government Agencies

CLARISSA CHEN | MADE IN BALTIMORE, OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY Things are busier than ever with Made in Baltimore. We’re gearing up for our launch party on the 20th next week, and each day seems like a list of tasks, half related to governmental purchasing procedure and the other half scattered…
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2017 Week Five: Food Access & the Environment

CODY FALTA | URBAN RESOURCES INITIATIVE (URI) / BALTIMORE OUTDOOR REC, MIDDLE BRANCH My favorite group returned for another canoeing program this week. The last time they came they managed to grasp paddling really quickly and were all very supportive and positive with each other so we got to do…
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2017 Week Five: Healthcare & Health Policy

ANUSHA GOLLAPALLI | SHEPHERD’S CLINIC This week went by so fast! I can’t believe we only have three weeks left in our internships. I would be devastated if I hadn’t already signed up to volunteer with the clinic throughout the school year – they can’t get rid of me that…
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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 Five: Nonprofit Management

NINA KRAUSS | FUSION PARTNERSHIPS, INC. At CIIP orientation we were told that in Baltimore, a beverage consisting of half ice tea and half lemonade is called “half and half.” This left me with a burning question that, this week, I finally posed to everyone from Fusion within earshot- “Ok,…
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2017 Week Five: Youth & Family Wellness

MARIANA RINCON CAICEDO | BALTIMORE SQUASHWISE I am not an American citizen. And for a long time, I’ve hidden behind that identity as a way to excuse my ignorance of certain aspects of American culture that I’ve not been exposed to, as I was raised in another country. This week,…
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2016 Week Five: Arts

KENNEDY MCDANIEL – EUBIE BLAKE CULTURAL CENTER I had another great week at the Eubie Blake Center! I applied for my first grant, which isn’t that exciting simply because I know I’ll be writing grant applications for the rest of my life. I procrastinated writing it for a while because…
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2016 Week Five: Criminal Justice

HANA CLEMENS – PUBLIC JUSTICE CENTER When I am out petitioning for an Affordable Housing Trust Fund in the Baltimore city budget, I usually get one of three responses. Either they completely ignore me (which doesn’t bother me as much as I thought it would), they quickly sign and move on,…
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2016 Week Five: Education

CALEB WARREN – THREAD As the mountains of logistical paperwork tied to Youthworks have finally begun to disappear, Andrew and I are increasingly more and more able to actually do our jobs. Providing student support and enhancing their experiences at their worksites was what we had hoped we would be able…
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