“It is through the idealism of youth that man catches sight of truth, and in that idealism he possesses a wealth which he must never exchange for anything else.” —Albert Schweitzer
Tue25Aug20205:30PM - 8:00PMZoom
2020 Fellows will participate in a communications workshop with two guests, Linda Gunter and Bob Sheppard, from UAB's Media Relations. They will learn how to speak persuasively about their projects to raise volunteers and financial support, as well as how to tell the mission of their project, their site organization, and ASF.
Every year, the public is invited to join Fellows in their work at an event called Fellows Fest. The event showcases the projects through brief pitches where Fellows tell guests not only what projects are addressing but also how supporters can get involved. This year, Fellows Fest will be celebrated through a virtual event. Stay tuned for more details on how you join the celebration! It will take place on a date (TBA) in September.
Sat26Sep20208:00AM - 5:00PMZoom
The 2020 Fellows will go on the road, learning from community partners around our state, particularly focusing on the needs and assets of our rural communities. Partner sites participating as co-educators will be announced later.
2020 Fellows will learn about Program Evaluation and Quality Improvement, including the importance of monitoring, evaluating, and improving as three steps of a project cycle.
This month, 2020 Fellows will gather with a speaker on a topic of their choice.
2020 Fellows will gather for a potluck dinner to celebrate the holidays together, while also joining with Fellows and Fellows for Life from around the country through the live FFL Webinar series.
Each year, Fellows and Fellows for Life (FFL) around the national Schweitzer Fellowship network gather to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Dr. Albert Schweitzer's birthdays in the month of January. Fellows will select a group service project as a way to work collectively on a Fellow's project aims or another community initiative.
Sun28Feb20214:00PM-7:00PMWORX BHM offices
We are pleased to join with the New Orleans chapter of ASF to learn about barriers to re-entry for those involved in the justice system and about innovative solutions being tried in New Orleans and Alabama.
Join us in celebration of the 2020-21 Fellows to hear about their service experiences - the outcomes of their projects and the impacts it had on them personally. We will also award the 2021 Alabama ASF Humanitarian of the Year award and will introduce the 2021-22 Fellows.