After five years volunteering for the Alabama Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in various capacities, it was clear to Katherine “Katie” Cassidy that while the organization excelled at serving children with neuromuscular conditions, it lacked a support system to help parents and caregivers deal with the stress, emotional strain, and social isolation that comes with full time caregiving. As an … [Read more...] about Connecting caregivers of children with muscular dystrophy
On an unseasonably cold Saturday in January, 14 Fellows and Fellows for Life from the Alabama Chapter of The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship met at a home in Bessemer, a community on the outskirts of Birmingham. With the temperature 20 degrees below January averages, they donned scarves, hats and gloves in attempts to keep warm, and gathered with volunteers from Habitat for Humanity. The day was … [Read more...] about Hats on for Service with our Alabama chapter!
“I love food and enjoy seeing the way it brings communities together,” says Alabama Fellow Hamilton Behlen. “I admire community advocates who are pushing to transform urban food deserts into flowering neighborhoods, where fresh whole foods are easily attainable.” When Behlen learned of The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, she immediately recognized an opportunity to share her passion for food and … [Read more...] about From garden to table
For two years before entering medical school, Caroline Fuller taught math to sixth- and seventh-graders at a charter school in Houston, TX. Given that many students started their day with a bag of chips and a sugary energy drink, Fuller didn’t think her young charges were learning about or accessing healthy foods at home, either. Knowing how healthy meals can impact learning, the experience … [Read more...] about Making gains in nutrition
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship announces that Stephen Black, Founder and Director of the Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility at The University of Alabama, and President and Chair of the Board of Directors of Impact America, was honored with the Schweitzer Leadership Award from the Alabama chapter of The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship. Black was recognized for his work that has enabled … [Read more...] about Alabama’s Stephen Black Honored With Schweitzer Leadership Award