The Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows Program's Leadership By Example Lecture Series enters its fifth year with a talk by Gayle Riedmann, CNM on Wednesday, June 13. Click here to download a flyer with full details on this event. As a Certified Nurse Midwife, Riedmann plays an important role as an advocate for safe childbirth options for women. “This includes their right to have access to … [Read more...] about Advocating for Women’s Health: Leadership by Example Lecture With Gayle Riedmann, CNM on June 13
This weekend, we’ll honor two extraordinary leaders whose commitment to service was equaled only by their compassion for all living beings. Tomorrow (January 14) is Albert Schweitzer's birthday, and Monday (January 16) is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It will be a reflective weekend, for sure—when it comes to achieving health and social equity for all, we have a long way to go. It’s easy to feel … [Read more...] about Legacies (and Lessons) of Service: Reflecting on Albert Schweitzer and Martin Luther King, Jr.
As a child, Schweitzer Fellow and Simmons School of Social Work student Charles Daniels witnessed his mother’s struggles as a single parent. So why is his Schweitzer service project—a weekly initiative based at The Dimock Center—focused on supporting low-income fathers? Because when Daniels thought about his father, he took an unexpected approach: “I thought about the things he was going through … [Read more...] about Uplifting Fathers, Empowering Communities: Five Questions for a Fellow with Charles Daniels
"Only when thinking becomes quite humble can it set its feet upon the way that leads to knowledge." - Dr. Albert Schweitzer … [Read more...] about Quote of the Day
"We ought all to make an effort to act on our first thoughts and let our unspoken gratitude find expression. Then there will be more sunshine in the world, and more power to work for what is good." - Dr. Albert Schweitzer … [Read more...] about Quote of the Day