It has been so enjoyable to be back into the swing of things and serve at Miriam's so far this semester. I have finally gotten into a routine where I am able to serve 3 days a week, switching it day between the kitchen and guest services. I love getting to interact with guests in different aspects each day and week, and have been building even stronger bonds with them. This semester has definitely had it's emotional and stressful times, but I am glad that my time at MK has steadily been amazing.
It was so nice to be back at Miriam's for another semester. I have been able to set up my schedule so that I can come Monday-Wednesday, and I rotate between guest services and the kitchen each shift. It has been really nice to interact with the guests in different capacities each day, and I cannot wait to see what this semester has in store.
Today was my last day and it was so bittersweet. I spent my time conducting the surveys about dating and relationships advice, and we got a total of 40 responses! I'm going to miss seeing everyones faces every week, but I hope to continue helping out in the office next semester.
I had my last shift as Miriam's for the semester, and it has been such a joy to work with everyone 3x a week this semester. I feel as though I really got to know the guests and case managers better, and really grew into my role as a guest services assistant. Being in this position of leadership as well as being the engageDC site leader really gave me the confidence needed to succeed this semester.
It has been such an honor running The Climb Is Our Story this past semester with Zaniya. We finished off by presenting at the symposium earlier today, and it was amazing for everyone to see all that we have accomplished. I cannot wait to see the program continue to grow next semester.
Dr. Imani Cheers is an amazing and very well educated woman. I really appreciated hearing her get to speak, and reinforcing how we should process information and fact check everything we read because algorithms are set up to either spread lies or confirm our biases.
These past few weeks have been quite busy! We launched a new campaign called "Save Our Scholarships: Ban Scholarship Displacement", held an event on campus, held a rally on Capitol Hill, and have been meeting with different congressmen. I am very excited to see where this campaign takes us.
It has been to grow with the interns and start the Save Our Scholarships: Ban Scholarship Displacement movement. I can't wait to see how our events and rally go!