While growing up in underserved Los Angeles neighborhoods, Angelina Cazares and Aresha Martinez experienced the challenges faced by vulnerable community members firsthand. Now, as Schweitzer Fellows, Cazares (a USC School of Social Work student) and Martinez (a UCLA School of Public Health student) are working to empower female juvenile detainees from those same communities through Girl Talk, a … [Read more...] about For Juvenile Detainees in LA, Girl Talk Brings Bright Futures: Five Questions for a Fellow with Angelina Cazares and Aresha Martinez
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
Over the past two weeks, we've rolled out official announcements about the selection of 2011-12 Schweitzer Fellows at many of our program sites. Though there are still more official announcements on their way (about our Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Lambarene Schweitzer Fellows Programs), here's a roundup of selection coverage to date. We hope it leaves you as excited as we are about the work these … [Read more...] about Everyone’s Excited About Our New Schweitzer Fellows!