Utilizing activity groups grounded in principles of occupational therapy, Boston Fellow Nikoletta Livingston implemented a program at the Metropolis of Boston Camp (MBC) aimed at better engaging campers with developmental, behavioral, and physical challenges with the camp program and facilitating communication and genuine peer relationships amongst all campers. Her program is a revival of sorts … [Read more...] about Employing occupational therapy at summer camp
Fellows for Life
We first profiled Vermont Fellow Jessica Bullock’s SPEAK Prison Debate Initiative back in August 2015. The project, which Bullock launched as part of a Vermont Law School (VLS) student group, was a highly successful effort to better prepare inmates at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility for life after prison by teaching them professional and personal speaking and presentation skills through … [Read more...] about FFL turns project into nonprofit teaching inmates post-prison presentation skills
We invite you—and a friend!—to participate in Hats On for Service the weekend of Jan. 14-16 to celebrate MLK Day and Albert Schweitzer’s birthday, January 14. Join Schweitzer Fellows, Fellows for Life and friends of the ASF community across the country for our annual event honoring Schweitzer’s and King’s commitment to service. The connection between Dr. King and Dr. Schweitzer is deeper … [Read more...] about It’s time to register for Hats On for Service!
Fellow for Life Dr. Stefan Kertesz (Lambaréné 1992) has spent much of his medical career treating homeless people. He is a strong proponent of the Housing First approach to eradicating homelessness, a harm reduction strategy that prioritizes getting homeless people into permanent housing as quickly as possible, without pre-conditions such as mandatory substance abuse or mental health treatment. … [Read more...] about Schweitzer Fellow for Life cautions against “overreach” in delivering Housing First for people who are homeless
In May, Fellow for Life Leslie Hsu Oh, an award-winning writer, was honored as one of 10 White House Champions of Change for Asian American-Pacific Islander (AAPI) Art and Storytelling. The Champions of Change initiative recognizes Americans who are doing extraordinary work to make positive changes in their communities. As part of the White House festivities marking AAPI Heritage Month, Hsu and … [Read more...] about Meet SPARK! Conference faculty member Leslie Hsu Oh