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2017 Week Two: Arts

CHRISTOPHER FRICK | STATION NORTH ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT – WEEK 2 The deadline for our mini golf installation is four weeks away, and there are still so many missing pieces. One of my biggest challenges this week was not with people—it was with geometry. I had the following list…
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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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2016 Week Six: Arts

SOPHIE ADELMAN – 901 ARTS At the end of the workday, I sit in the guitar room upstairs while the four YWers I supervise eat dinner and vent to myself and to one another. “Ms. Sophie, so many people are having babies.” “Do you mean people our age?” “Yeah. They’re gonna…
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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 Four: Arts

SOPHIE ADELMAN – 901 ARTS You can have the most fun of all when things don’t go as planned. In the self-care exercise on the first day of orientation, at the front and center of my mandala, I cut and pasted “I didn’t expect this” out of a magazine. It’s as…
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2016 Week Three: Arts

SIMON JACKSON FORGSBERG – JUBILEE ARTS A youth worker wearing a fresh turquoise Art @ Work shirt reluctantly approaches a man sitting on a stoop on Pennsylvania Avenue. The man sitting on the stoop is Tony, an avenue character who I’ve done my best to think of as an ally over…
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2016 Week Two: Arts

SOPHIE ADELMAN – 901 ARTS This week, I finally adjusted to the reality of my placement at 901 Arts and the nature of how I am expected to work. It took me a bit of time to adjust to the environment and the independence that I am given to make my…
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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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