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One small change to an established system makes a sustainable project and a huge difference!
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awesome idea. Do not waste food.

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Issac RayappanHello Gabrielle Morrissey Hansen, The project looks self sustaining. I like to write contact you. I m Isaac, the founder of Kenosis Foundation, from Bangalore city, India. We work with women and their girl children to build a better life through economic and education programs through income generating activities in remote areas. Can we communicate further? Here is our Regards Issac Rayappan Kenosis Foundation.

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Our July Fellows meeting was held at FLAS, Inc with speakers CEO Elia Chino and also cultural and sexuality expert Alaina Szlachta. The Fellows learned about cultural responsiveness, cultural consciousness, motivation and following your purpose. It was a great meeting! ... See MoreSee Less

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Di MorrisseyHow inspiring! Well done! x

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Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Houston Galveston

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.

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.

Blog Updates from Our Fellows

Claire Crawford’s Blog

Tobi Odunsi’s Blog

Elizabeth Mercer’s Blog

Peter Yeh’s Blog

Nkiru Vance’s Blog

Margaret Raber’s Blog

Diana Whitney’s Blog

Brittany Tran’s Blog

Antonius Pegues’ Blog

Tanya Sue Maestas’ Blog

Jennifer Lee’s Blog

Contact the Program

Executive Director:
Gabrielle Hansen, PhD
3701 Kirby Drive, Ste. 600
Houston, TX 77098
Phone: 713-798-1045
Fax: 713-798-7940