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Last week, we announced the selection of our Chicago program’s newly-selected 2010-11  Schweitzer Fellows, each working to address health disparities in the Chicago area via a yearlong direct service project.

Now, Chicago-area residents interested in connecting with the Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows Program have two exciting opportunities to do so:

  • Fellows for Life Community Service Day
    The Children’s Garden at the Chicago Lighthouse

    Saturday, May 15th
    Click here to download a flyer with full details
    Join Schweitzer Fellows for Life (FFL) and friends at the Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired to help clean, weed, plant, build, and beautify the Children’s Garden — a specially-designed sensory garden that is accessible to people with disabilities.  FFL are welcome to bring guests and can stay the entire time or come and go as they wish.  If possible, bring work gloves and gardening tools.  The Chicago Lighthouse is located at 1850 W. Roosevelt Rd, near the “Polk” CTA Pink Line stop.  A small parking lot is available on site.  RSVP to rwang@hmprg.org.
    Click here for a previous blog feature on Tanya Melich-Munyan, a Chicago Fellow for Life who implemented a Wellness Program at the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind Child Development Center.
  • It’s a Match!
    An anonymous funder has awarded the Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows Program a 2-year matching grant — meaning that every new dollar the program receives will be matched up to $25,000!

    Some rules and regulations apply — so our Chicago Program has created a special form to explain them. View the details here. (As we mentioned in our new Fellows announcement post, the Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows Program is administered by Health and Medicine Policy Research Group, a Chicago nonprofit that focuses on health care access of the working poor and uninsured.)