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A UMBC student group strives to do community partnerships right

A UMBC student group strives to do community partnerships right

I've lived in Baltimore City for most of my life, but I never had as much access to the city as I do now that I attend UMBC, a university outside of the city limits.

Growing up, I went to "good" public schools in the city like Roland Park and Poly—but they still had their problems, like all the city's schools. I was part of a school system with rock-bottom test scores, low graduation rates, inadequate heat and air-conditioning, and a constantly changing leadership. Being a student of the Baltimore City Public Schools oftentimes felt like being completely powerless.

And sometimes, programs designed to help overcome these feelings and...

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