Shriya Gandhi, a UIC medical student, will be teaching nutrition workshops to and conducting fitness activities with approximately 50 male and female Latino youth from various areas around Chicago to help empower them to make better lifelong decisions about their health. She will also try to help enhance the youth's exposure to and readiness for college and graduate school by organizing several panels and workshops to assist them with the application process. She seeks to raise $2000 to help cover the healthy foods that they will cook together, office supplies for the brochures and flyers that she will pass out during workshops, and basic pedometers for the youth to track their fitness progress.
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.
|Ben Gerber||09/14/2014||$50.00||Kevin Martinez||09/13/2014||$20.00||You're awesome!||Yolanda Mondragon||09/10/2014||$25.00||Good work and good luck!||Anakany Alvarez||09/09/2014||$10.00||Lucy Gonzalez||09/08/2014||$25.00||Great project!||Cheryl Wisniewski||09/08/2014||$10.00||Helena Sugano||09/08/2014||$15.00||Elizabeth Nagel||09/07/2014||$20.00||Maritza Rocha||09/05/2014||$25.00||This is awesome! You are doing an amazing job, so happy you are part of the youth team!||Jayshree Gandhi||08/29/2014||$100.00||JJ Parker||08/29/2014||$10.00||Great project! I would love to talk more about it!||Anonymous Friend||08/29/2014||$11.00||Best Wishes!!||Anonymous Friend||08/29/2014||$20.00||David Zumba||08/27/2014||$20.00||Manasi Jayaprakash||08/27/2014||$20.00|