The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship stands in solidarity with the Black community and people around the world protesting against police brutality and racism. We join with Black Lives Matter in fighting for justice, healing, and freedom for Black people across the globe.  ASF envisions a future where all people are equally valued and have access to the resources needed to live healthy and fulfilling lives. ASF is committed to realizing this vision by equipping our Fellows and Fellows for Life with the skills, resources, and support necessary to eradicate racism in our health and human service systems and promoting equity and inclusion in our own organization. 

Gabrielle Morrissey Hansen, PhD
Executive Director

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship is dedicated to training the next generation of professionals to serve and empower vulnerable people to build healthier communities and live healthier lives.

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Houston-Galveston (ASFHG) is a 501c3 nonprofit that offers graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to design and implement a year-long mentored community project that addresses an unmet health need for an underserved population in our area. Students are paired with mentors, field experts and community sites to enhance and extend the services of existing community organizations who serve vulnerable population, with the goal of creating immediate and lasting impact in the Houston-Galveston area.

The fellowship uses a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to foster the skills and the development of tomorrow’s healthcare leaders. Fellows are selected via our partnerships with the University of Texas Health System, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Houston and South Texas College of Law, and to date, have contributed over 30,000 service hours.  Since 2008 when the fellowship began, fellows have completed projects in areas such as HIV/AIDS care, homeless support, oral health, nutrition, refugee health, mental health awareness, mobile health clinics, smartphone health apps, family and teen support groups, healthcare education and more!

Donate to ASFHG

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

Suggested Donation Amounts:

  • $25 towards the Annual Fellow Group Service Day
  • $50 towards the Three Fellow mini-grants to attend the National Annual Schweitzer Conference
  • $75 towards project overhead costs
  • $100+ to support the ASFHG General Fund