Week Three

2016 Week Three: Education

CALEB WARREN – THREAD Last summer, I struggled to find thirty-five hours of work to do around the office where I worked. This summer, for the second week in a row, Andrew and I have each worked well over fifty. I share this not to play into the pity-demanding, abhorrent boasting…
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2016 Week Three: Food Access & the Environment

HANNAH FARKAS – BALTIMORE GREEN SPACE This week, my supervisor and I joked about how sometimes we actually enjoy doing tasks such as talking to the city government about reducing a stormwater remediation fee, something that involves being put on hold for what feels like an eternity, because when you complete…
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2016 Week Three: Healthcare & Health Policy

VICTORIA CHEN – CHASE BREXTON A support group is simultaneously the most vulnerable and the most resilient place. Not only is this a place where people go to share their darkest moments and relive trauma, but it’s also a place of tremendous strength, growth, and community. When I was welcomed…
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2016 Week Three: Homelessness & Poverty

KEENAN CASWELL – MAYOR’S OFFICE OF HUMAN SERVICES The simple yet powerful mantra, “work yourself out of a job”, that was shared with the CIIP interns during the week-long orientation at the beginning of June has been consistently epitomized in the Mayor’s Office of Human Services. Working the 8:00 to 4:00…
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2016 Week Three: Neighborhood Improvement

CHARLOTTE GREEN – MAYOR’S OFFICE OF COMMUNICATION “I am a historian, not a photographer,” Mark said to me. Mark is the Mayor’s photographer, and has taught me that a good photographer tells a story and doesn’t just take a photo. Mark’s job includes attending all of the events that the…
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2016 Week Three: Nonprofit Management

DIKSHANT MALLA – IMPACT HUB Last week, I was given my first major assignment of the summer which was to create a report for quarterly/half-year report to the Abell Foundation. The report is mostly reporting metrics and evaluating our performance in the first six months since its inception. As I…
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2016 Week Three: Youth & Family Wellness

DARIUS THOMPSON – SHEPHERD’S CLINIC “How do you reconcile the practice of western medicine, in which you were trained to become a licensed physician, with the ideas of alternative medicine, for which you strongly advocate?” we asked Dr. U, an internal medicine doctor at the Shepherd’s Clinic, who along with Dr….
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