Thanks to the Pittsburgh Foundation’s Day of Giving and a simultaneous match challenge by the Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program Advisory Board, donations to the Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program on October 3—Match Day—will be more than doubled. To participate, go to www.pittsburghgives.org on Wednesday, October 3. The "Donate Now" link will appear on the front page starting at midnight; … [Read more...] about Mark Your Calendar—and Have Your Gift Doubled!
More than 300,000 people in western Pennsylvania suffer from diabetes—and for those facing financial and language barriers, it’s often difficult to access health care education and services that would guide them in managing their disease. Schweitzer Fellow Ruth Plasterer—an occupational therapy student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences—is working to … [Read more...] about In Pittsburgh, Breaking Down Barriers to Diabetes Management
As an undergraduate student at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Jonelle Saunders participated in Strong Women, Strong Girls—which connects female college-student mentors with elementary school-aged girls in Pittsburgh, Miami, and Boston. “As one of the few minority college-aged mentors participating,” Saunders says, “I felt a special connection to these girls, and many of them looked up to me as … [Read more...] about Empowering Girls to Be Agents for Change in Their Community: Five Questions for a Fellow with Jonelle Saunders
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) today announced the launch of its Schweitzer Leadership Awards, which will recognize individuals local to ASF’s 13 U.S. Program sites whose life examples have significantly mitigated the social determinants of health in their communities, and whose commitments to service have influenced and inspired others. The award bears the name of Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. … [Read more...] about Call for Nominations: Regional Schweitzer Leadership Awards Will Honor Community Health Champions
With the support of The Heinz Endowments and the Helen M. Sakraida and Clara M. Sakraida Charitable Trust Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, the Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program recently launched an Environmental Fellows Initiative to enlighten, empower, and mobilize residents in underserved communities in Southwestern Pennsylvania regarding environmental factors that impact their … [Read more...] about In the Face of Stark Environmental Health Disparities, Harnessing Youth Voices as Neighborhood Change Agents: Five Questions for a Fellow with Samantha Teixeira