Youth Empowerment Society

2017 Featured Blog Posts

TALIAH WEST | YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SOCIETY (YES) – WEEK 4 I feel confident that I will be able to reach the goals I set for myself. My main goal was to build relationships with the youth, and I had felt that it was much easier to establish those relationships with…
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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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2016 Week Six: Homelessness & Poverty

KEENAN CASWELL – MAYOR’S OFFICE OF HUMAN SERVICES It’s hard to believe that only two weeks remain of my time as a member of the Homeless Services Program. The past six weeks have provided me with priceless learning experiences, eye-opening interactions with service providers and coworkers, and a platform to continue…
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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 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 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 One: Homelessness & Poverty

KEENAN CASWELL – MAYOR’S OFFICE OF HUMAN SERVICES The morning of June 13th began much earlier than what I had grown accustomed to during the past semester and the couple of weeks of “summer vacation”, much earlier. Although I had spent time the weekend before planning to wake up to…
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