Danielle Babbington | Supplied photo
Updated: October 23, 2013 6:11AM
Danielle Babbington, a student at St. Xavier University in Chicago’s Mount Greenwood community, was one of 32 Chicago-area health profession graduate students recently selected for the prestigious Schweitzer Fellowship, according to a news release from the university.
The fellowship program will enable the students to design and direct innovative yearlong projects to help residents in vulnerable communities improve their health and well-being, the release said.
Babbington, a nursing student from Chicago, will partner with Family Rescue, a shelter on Chicago’s South Side for women and their families. She will teach health education, GED test preparation, and life skills to help the women transition to independent living, the release said.
In addition to helping Chicagoans with their present-day health needs, the Schweitzer program’s mission is to cultivate the fellows to become lifelong leaders in service, the release said.
For more information, call St. Xavier’s School of Nursing at (773) 298-3701 or visit schweitzerfellowship.org.