Social Work Student Chosen as 2017-2018 Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellow



The Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program (PSFP) is pleased to announce the selection of its 2017-2018 Class of Fellows. Twenty-three graduate students from six universities and representing ten academic disciplines were selected. They will spend the year addressing the health and human service needs of disadvantaged citizens in Western Pennsylvania while developing lifelong leadership skills. One student selected comes from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work.

Daniel Jacobson is a Traditional Fellow. Jacobson’s project will provide educational resources, support, and a safe space for gay men of color to discuss relationship-centered issues at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center.

The Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program, a chapter of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, promotes health and environmental justice by developing leaders in service who embody the legacy of Albert Schweitzer. As the only yearlong, direct service, interdisciplinary, experiential learning program for graduate students that addresses the needs of disadvantaged citizens in southwest Pennsylvania, PSFP attracts outstanding and dedicated emerging professionals.

The Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program is one of 14 programs across the nation of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, and PSFP is the only program to offer a Traditional and Environmental Fellowship. To date, nearly 3,500 Schweitzer Fellows across the country have delivered nearly 500,000 hours of service to approximately 300,000 people in need. Upon completion of their Fellowship, the Fellows will join a network of nearly 3,500 Fellows for Life – Schweitzer Fellowship alumni who are skilled in, and committed to, addressing the health needs of underserved people throughout their careers.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joan Haley, Executive Director
Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program
jhaley@pittsburghschweitzer.org
412-363-0185 x26