Week One

2017 Week One: Arts

NAADIYA HUTCHINSON | 901 ARTS I am at a training, watching a previous video that the organization had made and they ask a young boy, what improvements he wants to see in his school. He thinks about it for a second and says “the school getting A/C”. Everyone in the…
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2017 Week One: Criminal Justice & Government Agencies

ANTHONY BOUTROS | FREESTATE JUSTICE Towering buildings merged with an endless green landscape on the horizon each time I looked out of my office window. The air was still and quiet, interrupted solely by the buzzing of the printer in the adjacent copy room. There was a sense of peace…
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2017 Week One: Education

JOHNATHON COOK | HEBAC YO! BALTIMORE When I found out my internship site was six or so blocks north of the Hopkins hospital, I was really excited about the chance to experience a neighborhood I had never been in before while arriving to and leaving from my placement each day….
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2017 Week One: Food Access & The Environment

LUCAS DUFFY | BY PEACEFUL MEANS I have yet to completely dive into my internship. Things haven’t gone exactly as planned, since my supervisor has been tied up with other responsibilities and I have only worked remotely. On the bright side, I got one extra week of vacation! Even though…
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2017 Week One: Healthcare & Health Policy

ANUSHA GOLLAPALLI | SHEPHERD’S CLINIC LOVE: The best word I can use to describe my first week at Shepherd’s Clinic. Love for my placement. Love for my supervisor, the people I work with, and the friendly faces of patients that I greet as they walk the door. Love for the…
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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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2017 Week One: Nonprofit Management

NINA KRAUSS | FUSION PARTNERSHIPS, INC. “It’ll be perfect, we just have to figure it out as we go” is a statement I heard during my first staff meeting at Fusion Partnerships. This phrase arose out of a discussion surrounding office renovations, but I feel it may end up being…
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2017 Week One: Youth & Family Wellness

KAETLYN BERNAL | STRONG CITY BALTIMORE, BARCLAY When I was deciding what I wanted to do this summer, I knew that I wanted to be a part of the Community Impact Internships Program again but I wanted something very different than my work from last summer. After my first week…
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2016 Week One: Arts

SIMON JACKSON FORGSBERG – JUBILEE ARTS “Hey OSCAR!” … “SAM!” … “ah fuck it… HEY WHITE GUY!” My stomach clenched as I steadily came to the realization that the man yelling behind me was trying to get my attention. As the only white guy on the 1800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue…
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2016 Week One: Criminal Justice

MATTHEW BROWN – BALTIMORE CITY HARM REDUCTION COALITION Having been a bit saddened by the fact that I could not work at the Needle Exchange this summer, I was excited to hear that there were still partners in Baltimore that conducted similar work to the Needle Exchange albeit in policy and…
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