July 11, 2008
Two Tulane Law School students are among 12 newly selected 2008–2009 New Orleans Schweitzer Fellows who collectively will provide 2,400 hours of direct service addressing the health priorities in New Orleans. Four additional Tulane University graduate students and six students from Louisiana State University and Xavier University will join them.
All 12 of the new Fellows will be working on community projects through the Schweitzer Fellowship Program, providing nutrition counseling, health education, legal services and tutoring in the New Orleans area.
Tulane law student Kaari Riley (J.D. ’09) will provide a mentoring and job readiness program that includes tutoring for middle school and high school students who actively attend school or are in a GED program.
David Canales (J.D. ’10) will work with the New Orleans Pro Bono Project and offer bilingual legal counsel to the immigrant worker community on issues such as wage claims, divorce, foreclosures and bankruptcy.
New Orleans represents the newest of 10 Schweitzer Fellowship Programs across the country, and it was recently established in New Orleans in response to the escalating health needs of the local community.
Learn more about all the new 'fellows' inspired by community needs.