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Profiles in Service - Chicago Schweitzer Fellows in Action

Health & Medicine Policy Research Group (HMPRG)
December 22, 2009

View these two powerful Profiles in Service from The Chicago Schweitzer Fellows Program. A reminder,  applications for the program are due February 1, 2010.  Learn more about the application process

Sara Van Koningsveld, a Columbia College Dance Movement Therapyand Counseling student, received a Schweitzer Fellowship award to helpimprove the health and well being of an underserved Chicago community.She designed a project to reduce stress and improve self esteem forresidents of Deborah's Place. We thank Sara and the women at Deborah'sPlace for their participation in this video. ©2009 Health and MedicinePolicy Research Group, Chicago, IL 

When he received a Schweitzer Fellowship in 2007, University ofChicago medical student Jason Waldinger decided to create a tutoringprogram for underserved youths at the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club. Hewas successful with sustaining the project, and it is still goingstrong with the help of students from the University.