Week Four

2016 Week Four: Criminal Justice

HANA CLEMENS – PUBLIC JUSTICE CENTER This week, I began to learn what it means to be pushed outside of my comfort zone. While a lot of the week was spent reading law and interpreting each state’s very unique eviction process, I also had the chance to do some outreach in…
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2016 Week Four: Education

ANDREW JOHNSON – THREAD In my role as Community Partner Coordinator at Thread, I am tasked with mediating disciplinary infractions in the hope of establishing a constructive solution. While I am mindful of the wishes of our community partners, I feel like I need to primarily serve as an outlet for…
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2016 Week Four: Food Access & the Environment

ANNA LINDSAY- BALTIMORE ORCHARD PROJECT “Step with care and great tact and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act…. KID, YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!” These whimsical words of wisdom of the great Dr. Seuss basically sum up my week. Every day whether I am working in the office or outside, I’m reminded…
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2016 Week Four: Healthcare & Health Policy

VICTORIA CHEN – CHASE BREXTON What do we talk about when we talk about race? Race is so much more than just the color of your skin or the origin of your ancestors. It carries deeply-rooted prejudices, whether good or bad, and invokes connotations in everyone. Though I have long…
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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 Four: Neighborhood Improvement

KAETLYN BERNAL – ST. FRANCIS NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER Monday morning was the true test of my skills. My co-teacher had a job interview that morning and I was left alone to teach the class about community. Within just a few minutes of my hour long lesson, I went from being the…
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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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2016 Week Four: Youth & Family Wellness

DARIUS THOMPSON – SHEPHERD’S CLINIC Quality of life or preservation of life: which is more important? This is something that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. On Tuesday, Sully – an emergency trauma nurse who is also volunteering at the Shepherd’s Clinic this summer- was sharing with me how in…
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