Week Five

2016 Week Five: Food Access & the Environment

WILLAH PEERS – BY PEACEFUL MEANS The first session of camp ended in a whirlwind. Schedules were tight and some taught tempers were breaking. On the last morning, we made the only hot breakfast- breakfast tacos- for the campers. They always complained about the city food. They had every right. That…
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2016 Week Five: Healthcare & Health Policy

LUCINDA CHIU – JOY WELLNESS CENTER 5.6 Five. Point. Six! The patient shot his fist into the air, and the room exploded into applause and cheers of encouragement. Today I am observing a Life Balance and Weight Management Post-Core class. This is a course offered for patients at the clinic…
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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 Five: Neighborhood Improvement

CHARLOTTE GREEN – MAYOR’S OFFICE OF COMMUNICATION “Charlie, how much longer are you staying in the office with us for?” My boss asked me while at sat across from his desk yesterday. I responded that after this week I only had 3 weeks left. He looked shocked, and responded talking…
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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 Five: Youth & Family Wellness

DARIUS THOMPSON – SHEPHERD’S CLINIC What else can I do? The morning of July 14th, I leaped out of the bed, skipped to the shuttle stop, and trotted into the Shepherd’s Clinic just as bright eyed and bushy tailed as I could be for my first day of work. I greeted…
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