Before internships get rolling here at the Washington Journalism Center, we take two weeks to commit to service learning in the city. It has been a great way to become involved in the community of DC.
I have had the opportunity to split my time between two sites. Most recently I have worked at the Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center. The Center is non profit organization that offers counseling, free birthing classes, and once-a-month appointments after the baby is born to supply mothers with diapers, clothes, and whatever else the Center can provide.
The Center is a cozy building with lots of stairs and a unique location on the Hill. The ladies working at CHPC spend long hours counseling, handling paperwork, or tending to the constant ring of the telephone.