The following organizations have agreed to host fellows in 2015-16. Check back as this list may see a few more additions leading up to the deadline.
The Arts and Science Council (ASC) is the community's chief advocate for arts, science, history and heritage. Through its work it serves as a gatherer and steward of public and private community resources, an investor of those resources in the cultural sector and community, and as the strategic planner for the community's cultural sector and the public art agent for the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Its mission is to build appreciation, participation and support for the arts, science, history and heritage in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) is a land trust and a nonprofit, community-based conservation organization that permanently conserves and manages land for public benefit in the Southern Piedmont of North Carolina. CLC is dedicated to saving land and connecting lives to nature. CLC currently conserves a total of 162 properties and 12,453 acres of land. That land includes farmland, ecologically rich lands to protect wildlife habitat and local drinking water, and land to provide the public with a direct connection to explore the natural world around them.
Seeing over 14,000 patients a year, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is Georgia's only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center and serves as the coordinating center for cancer research, education and care throughout Emory University. Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University offers a one year paid full time Ethics Fellowship to recent college graduates who wish to be immersed in ethics research in an active cancer center before beginning training for a healthcare profession. Winship has fostered an active and vibrant research ethics program with the mission of supporting ethical research in the Cancer Center and including ethics companion studies in major grant submissions. This approach achieves multiple goals: (1) clinical trials are designed with ethics specifically in mind, (2) human subjects are respected, and (3) pressing research ethics questions are answered.
The Greater Houston Partnership is the leading business organization for eleven counties in the Houston region (Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Waller and Walker). Our membership includes Houston-based Fortune 500 companies as well as over 1,200 small and mid-size businesses. The Partnership serves Houston through two core functions: public policy and economic development (domestic and international). In addition, the Partnership's leadership identifies strategic priorities for community engagement consistent with its core functions. At the Partnership, we work across functions to have an exponential impact. Leaders from across Houston's business community have identified one of the region's most pressing issues that is critical to our long-term regional competitiveness and continued success: workforce development. To address the "skills gap", the Partnership launched UpSkill Houston in 2014, the nation's first business-led, community-wide, integrated workforce effort. UpSkill Houston aims to significantly increase the number of Houstonians trained for critical technical skilled jobs and professions - those requiring some post-high school training or certificate, but less than a four-year degree.
Habitat's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live, and this concept resonates throughout every program, country, and family touched by its efforts. It is known as an international non-profit leader in providing housing solutions, whether building homes in areas affected by disasters in Thailand, working with local communities to develop microsaving programs for home improvement in the Philippines, or piloting solar cookers in Central America. To date, Habitat has helped to build or repair more than 800,000 decent, affordable houses, serving more than four million people worldwide. This work could not be accomplished without an excited, dedicated, and driven base of employees, volunteers, and partner families that make up the global "Habitat family." Habitat for Humanity International will host two Davidson Impact Fellows positions in 2015-16. Habitat will offer two positions, one in the internal audit division (Atlanta) as well as the international shelter initiatives (Washington.)
The mission of Higher Ground Sun Valley (HG) is to enhance quality of life through inclusive therapeutic recreation and education for people of all abilities. As a positive and visible fixture in the adaptive recreation industry, their programs give individuals with disabilities the opportunity to experience competition and the outdoors without limitations. Designed and executed by our staff of certified therapists and dedicated professionals, each program helps our participants build physical and social skills they can use for a lifetime. The Community Outreach Fellow will work directly under the Executive Director and provide support to Higher Ground's core programmatic and administrative functions.
The Mountain Area Health Education Center, Inc. (MAHEC) provides quality, compassionate health care as a foundation for training top physicians, dentists and health professionals. Established in 1974, MAHEC's mission is to train the next generation of health care professionals for western North Carolina through quality health care, innovative education and best practice models that can be replicated nationally.
The OrthoCarolina Foundation seeks to support educational programs that improve the quality of health care at multiple levels. It currently supports several ongoing educational programs: an international training fellowship, orthopedic nurse certification, an allied health scholarship, an orthopedic sports trainer education program as well as numerous community health and education initiatives. While the initial projects have been related to musculoskeletal care, the Foundation invites innovative proposals from all areas of health care education that improve the quality of health in our community and beyond.
The mission of the Salzburg Global Seminar is to challenge present and future leaders to solve issues of global concern. The Salzburg Global Seminar convenes imaginative thinkers from different cultures and institutions, organizes problem-focused initiatives, supports leadership development, and engages opinion-makers through active communication networks, all in partnership with leading institutions from around the world and across different sectors of society.
The Touch Foundation is a not-for-profit organization working to improve the health of the Tanzanian people by strengthening the health system across the different levels of care. We further expand our impact across Tanzania and beyond by disseminating the acquired knowledge to the local and international public health community. Touch develops innovative solutions that are sustainable in the long run and can be replicated across Sub-Saharan Africa. We base our approach on developing extensive collaborations with local partner organizations and enabling them to play a central role in program implementation, creating cost-effective sustainable solutions embedded within the existing health system.