Celebration of Service 2017

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Come one come all! Please share widely with your friends, families, colleagues and networks!
Buy a ticket or sponsor a table! This event is a great way to learn about what the Schweitzer Fellowship does. It's an inspiring few hours that will make you feel great, and proud, about our younger generations and the hopeful and caring direction of our future. Dr Bob is an amazing force for good in our city and this is your chance to meet him, honor him and his fantastic work, and hear him speak!
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Come one come all! Please share widely with your friends, families, colleagues and networks! 
Buy a ticket or sponsor a table! This event is a great way to learn about what the Schweitzer Fellowship does. Its an inspiring few hours that will make you feel great, and proud, about our younger generations and the hopeful and caring direction of our future. Dr Bob is an amazing force for good in our city and this is your chance to meet him, honor him and his fantastic work, and hear him speak!

3 days ago

Beth Cook

This is like Angela House's new initiative to connect their residents to internships in the food industry!

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This bakery is more than just butter and sugar. Welcome to Together We Bake.
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Thank you for sharing this! I would love to have a brick and mortar location of our own one day. This is so inspriring! 🙂

ASFHG on Twitter & TV

RT @HoustonAMCS VIDEO: Watch as this man builds a community by welcoming (not hating) his new neighbors, Syrian refugee families ow.ly/d0Dl3090LJI

Last week from ASFHG's Twitter via Twitter for iPhone

Our Impact

Since 2008, over 60 Schweitzer Fellows have provided over 10,000 hours of service to Houston and Galveston’s most vulnerable communities. Partnering with area community-based organizations, these Fellows have addressed a wide variety of unmet health needs by creating and carrying out yearlong projects with direct service at their core. Examples include the following initiatives:

  • Educate and promote oral health in the low-income elderly population at the Houston Housing Authority apartments
  • Provide homeless, young families and potential mothers and fathers with resources and information to ensure overall well-being of the parents and child starting from pregnancy through childhood
  • Implementing an Art and Wellness Program designed to target Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) and obesity prevention in elementary and middle school students

Please see Fellows and Projects for a complete listing of Fellows’ service projects, which are made possible by our generous sponsors. When Fellows’ initial year of service ends, they carry their commitment to meeting the health needs of underserved people forward as members of the Schweitzer Fellows for Life alumni network, now more than 2,000 strong.

Launched in 2008 as a collaboration of area academic institutions and community-based agencies, The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship – Houston Galveston selects and supports local medical and graduate students to carry on Dr. Schweitzer’s legacy by addressing the unmet health needs of vulnerable and marginal populations.  ASFHG is a community-based, mentored, direct service, multidisciplinary, leadership development program that works to improve the health and well-being of underserved communities across Greater Houston and Galveston.   ASFHG has four overall goals:

  • Develop Leaders in Service who are educated, experienced, and committed to addressing unmet health needs;
  • Improve community health by providing direct service to individuals and strengthening the capacity of community-based organizations;
  • Expand educational opportunities in partnering schools while raising awareness of the needs of underserved communities; and
  • Maintain a growing and vibrant community of Schweitzer Fellowship alumni (Fellows for Life) committed to lives of service.

To read more about what being a Houston-Galveston Schweitzer Fellow entails and to find out how to apply, please visit our Prospective Fellows and Application pages.

Meet the 2016-2017 Fellows!

See All 2016-2017 Fellows

Donate Now

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship – Houston Galveston relies entirely on grants and charitable contributions from people like you to fulfill our mission of addressing health disparities by developing Leaders in Service.

Since opening our doors in 2008, ASFHG Fellows have proven to be leaders in service and examples for their peers. Sixty-one Fellows have completed the Houston Galveston Fellowship giving more than 13,000 hours to the community and serving countless numbers of the region’s most vulnerable men, women, and children.

These Fellows are Dr. Albert Schweitzer’s living legacy. Help them improve the health of vulnerable communities with your tax-deductible donation.

Contact Info

Gabrielle Hansen, PhD
Executive Director
3701 Kirby Drive, Ste. 600
Houston, TX 77098
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