This year's class of fellows will be implementing a range of projects that highlight their creativity, passion, and commitment to serve disadvantaged communities. Aiming to address the health and education gaps faced by youth in urban schools, JOHN CORDIER (HPM) is working with high-school students during after-school programs. He leads health clubs to address health issues and empower the students to be leaders in addressing community health issues. Congratulations!
The Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program, a chapter of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, promotes health and environmental justice by developing leaders in service who embody the legacy of Albert Schweitzer. As the only yearlong, direct service, interdisciplinary, experiential learning program for graduate students that addresses the needs of disadvantaged citizens in southwest Pennsylvania, PSFP attracts outstanding and dedicated emerging professionals.
It s one of 14 programs across the nation and the only program to offer a Traditional and Environmental Fellowship. To date, nearly 3,500 Schweitzer Fellows across the country have delivered nearly 500,000 hours of service to approximately 300,000 people in need. Upon completion, fellows join a network of nearly 3,500 Fellows for Life – Schweitzer Fellowship alumni who are skilled in and committed to addressing the health needs of underserved people throughout their careers.
Visit their Web site for more information or to apply, or watch for on-campus info sessions and application tips from Career Services in the fall!