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Fellows for Life Seed Grants

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For the past several years, the Chicago Schweitzer Fellows Program has been able to offer seed grants to Fellows for Life interested in beginning, sustaining and/or building on innovative community projects that help underserved Chicago communities. 

2016 Seed Grant Awards:
  • Elizabeth Harrison, a 2015-16 Fellow, was awarded $4,000 to sustain Team Rainbow, a support and empowerment group started as a Schweitzer project for LGBT refugees and asylees addressing social isolation and mental health concerns
  • Alescia Hollowell, a 2014-15 Fellow, was awarded $3,000 to initiate a Dance and Health Promotion program for African American youth in Austin at a school lacking PE staff or curriculum
  • Tessa McEwen, a 2015-16 Fellow, was awarded $3,000 to sustain a bereavement program started as a Schweitzer project for African American women on the south side who have experienced perinatal loss
  • Joanna Villacorta-Griffin, a 2014-15 Fellow, was awarded $4,000 to initiate Bilingual Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) for Latino families with children who have experienced trauma at Metropolitan Family Services