Megan Dawson is a UIC Nursing Student who is working with the Chicago Doula Circle to provide physical, emotional, and practical support to women during their abortion procedures, and to expand the network’s capacities. She is seeking $500 to help offset the cost of Metra and CTA fare cards for patients with limited resources. Funds will also be used to help with the costs of recruiting and training new community volunteer doulas.
The Schweitzer Fellowship is a year-long service learning program for graduate students in health-related professions who will design and implement innovative direct service projects aimed at improving the health and well-being of underserved Chicago area communities. Through their community projects and participation in a year-long program that includes mentoring support, monthly meetings, written reflection, and interprofessional collaboration, Schweitzer Fellows are developing the skills and confidence needed to become Leaders in Service—professionals who will remain dedicated to public service and to creating change.
In July 2014, the Schweitzer Fellows for Life network launched Summer Fest 2014 a year-long campaign to help support our current Fellows' projects. Each of the Fellows has created a "wish list" of supplies and resources that will help them realize their service project goals.
|Stephen Rankin||08/28/2014||$50.00||Kevin Osten-Garner||08/27/2014||$100.00|