Quotation Mark

“In everyone there are all sorts of good ideas, ready like tinder. But much of this tinder catches fire only when it meets some flame or spark from outside, from some other person.” —Albert Schweitzer

Participating Universities

Bay Area Schweitzer Fellows are competitively chosen from graduate students enrolled in a variety of academic fields at major universities in the area.

  • Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
  • California College of Podiatric Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • Physician Assistant Program
  • School of Public Health
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • School of Public Health
  • College of Natural Resources/Environmental Sciences
  • Department of Geography/Environmental Planning
  • School of Optometry
  • School of Public Health
  • UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Pharmacy

Community Sites

Fellows are required to identify and select a Community Site with which to partner. The following list includes agencies and organizations that have collaborated with Fellows in the past. It is not an exclusive list of possible Community Sites.

  • American Indian Public Charter Schools
  • Arthritis Foundation (National)
  • Asian Health Services
  • Berkeley Free Clinic
  • Berkeley Primary Care
  • Berkeley Unified School District
  • Davis Street Clinic
  • Eastmont Wellness Center
  • Easy Does It
  • Emeryville Senior Center
  • Healthy Oakland
  • Intertribal Friendship House
  • Knights of Malta Clinic
  • La Clínica de la Raza
  • Lighthouse Mosque
  • Markstein Cancer Education & Prevention Services
  • Muslim Community Center
  • North Oakland Senior Center
  • Over 60 Health Center
  • Pacific Center
  • Roots Clinics
  • Strawberry Creek Lodge
  • Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center
  • Unity Middle School
  • West Oakland Unified School District
  • West Oakland Middle School
  • West Oakland Senior Center
  • WIC (Eastmont Mall)
  • Bay Area Rescue Mission
  • John Muir Mobile Health Clinic
  • Mount Diablo High School
  • RotaCare Clinic (Pittsburg)
  • ACCESS
  • African Advocacy Network
  • Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco
  • CARACEN
  • Chinatown Community Development Center
  • Chinese Community Clinics
  • City Crossroads Youth Program
  • City Team Medical Clinic
  • Clínica Martín Baró
  • Curry Senior Center
  • Donaldina Cameron House
  • ECS Canon Kip Senior Center
  • R. Taylor Elementary School 
  • Environmental Sciences Teaching Program
  • FacesSF
  • Glide Health Services
  • Health and Environmental Resource Center
  • Hilltop High School
  • Homeless Prenatal Program
  • Janet Pomeroy Center
  • Jelani House
  • Larkin Street
  • Lifelong Medical Care Clinic
  • Lighthouse for the Blind
  • Mabuhay Health Center
  • Making Waves Education Program
  • Maxine Hall Health Center
  • Mission Council on Alcohol Abuse
  • Mission Creek Mercy Housing
  • Native American Health Center
  • Northeast Medical Services
  • Not For Sale
  • Positive Care Center
  • Rafiki Coalition
  • SF City Impact Health & Wellness Center
  • SF Veterans Equity Center
  • San Francisco County Jail
  • San Francisco Department of Pubic Health
  • San Francisco Day School
  • San Francisco General Hospital
  • San Francisco Senior Center
  • San Francisco Women’s Jail
  • Southeast Health Center
  • Vincent De Paul Society Multi Service Center South
  • Stop AIDS Project
  • Support for Families of Children with Disabilities
  • Teen Pregnancy & Parenting Project
  • The Positive Force
  • Tzu Chi Foundation in San Francisco
  • UCSF Women’s HIV Program
  • UCSF/Mt. Zion Young Women’s Program
  • Samaritan House
  • Fair Oaks Clinic (Redwood City)
  • Arbor Free Clinic
  • Asian Americans for Community Involvement
  • Day Worker Center of Mountain View
  • Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley
  • East Palo Alto YMCA
  • Pacific Free Clinic
  • Peninsula Health Care at Life Moves
  • Prevent Blindness (Northern California)
  • Rotacare Free Clinic (Mountain View)
  • Ravenswood School District
  • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
  • Asian American Donor Program
  • Global Center for Success
  • La Cliníca de la Raza
  • Mare Island Soccer League
  • Vallejo People’s Garden
  • Vallejo’s Fighting Back Partnership

Our Sponsors

In Kind Donors

  • Rob and Meryl Selig
  • DLA Piper, Global Law Firm
  • Marty Golden
  • Ron Cohen, GROCO Certified Public Accountants
  • Danielle Harlan, CEO, The Center for Advancing Leadership and Human Potential