Using language development classes, language stimulation, and encouraging parental involvement in homework, Tulsa Fellow Mary Clancy is helping local women in a transitional housing program gain the skills and confidence to be more active in their children’s learning and education. Clancy’s primary goal is for participants to gain a greater understanding of the value of education and reading. … [Read more...] about Encouraging women who are homeless to be active in their children’s education
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!
As first year students at Vermont Law School (VLS), Zachary Dayno and Scott Rowland took a field trip to the Windsor County Courthouse in White River Junction with their Criminal Law class. Sitting through a session of arraignments, they were shocked at how many people failed to show up to answer to criminal charges against them. Each absence resulted in the issuance of an arrest warrant—thus … [Read more...] about Bringing tech to the courthouse to ensure justice for all in Vermont
One of the most important things the Schweitzer Fellowship does is to allow Fellows to continue, expand, or fine-tune existing Fellowship projects so that they may have an even greater, sustained impact in the communities they were created to serve. North Carolina Fellows Molly Crenshaw and Nicholas “Nico” Lenze, for example, are building upon the great work that their fellow UNC School of … [Read more...] about Home Visitation Program Has Immediate Impact On Patients with Diabetes
Last October, results from a Schweitzer Fellowship project launched in Durham, North Carolina to improve the health outcomes of patients with complicated, chronic medical needs were shared with a global audience. North Carolina Schweitzer Fellow and Duke School of Medicine student Aarti Thakkar presented on lessons learned from the initiative at Duke Medical School’s annual Consortium of … [Read more...] about From Durham to Singapore: Sharing strategies that improve patient health