Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Houston Galveston

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ASFHG on Facebook

1 week ago

Sanjana Puri

Hi all!

Today from 4-7 is World Refugee Day in Levy Park. I'm going to support my community partner and I thought some of y'all would be interested in attending.
Hope to see y'all there! 🙂
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1 week ago

C.j. Martinez

This is really great podcast commentary on why our current healthcare system works the way it does.

As the GOP attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Dan ponders the dichotomy between what Americans spend on health care versus what they get in return. ...
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2 weeks ago

Jenny Holcomb

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I promise this is my last Pride post! All are welcome!

2 weeks ago

Joey Dominguez

Hey y'all! I know a couple of people's projects involve young children, refugees, immigrants or some combination therein, so I wanted to pass on a really neat contact I met recently.

Sarah Howell is a social worker at Las Americas Newcomer School in HISD - it's devoted entirely to 4th to 8th grade students classified as refugees or asylum seekers. Some MS1s from Baylor went this last month to teach some classes about hand washing and hygiene, but we're working on establishing a long-term relationship. According to Ms. Howell, any volunteering with the kids is greatly appreciated, particularly mentoring or lessons on physical and mental health.

Her email is:

Talk to me at/after the meeting tonight if you're interested!
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Comment on Facebook

Stephanie, I know you were looking for sites with middle school aged kids - maybe this would be a good fit?


Thank you so much Joey Dominguez I will contact them tomorrow! 🙂


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 2017-2018 Fellows!

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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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