The following organizations are expected for the 2018-2019 program year.
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 Georgia Justice Project (GJP) defends people accused of crimes, and win or lose, stands with them while they rebuild their lives by offering free legal services coupled with a full range of social and employment services. Their efforts include direct service to those accused of crimes, strengthening partnerships with other organizations involved in the community, communications, and supporting the organization's policy efforts at the state and regional level. With more than 25 years of experience, GJP has developed a comprehensive suite of services, coupling holistic legal defense and social services with advocacy support, to address the barriers to economic stability faced by the criminally accused.
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 one Davidson Impact Fellows position at 2017-18 in Washington, DC in the global programs design and implementation division.
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.
Salzburg Global Seminar is a non-governmental organization with offices in Salzburg, Austria and Washington, D.C. whose mission is to challenge present and future leaders to solve issues of global concern. To do this, Salzburg Global designs, facilitates and hosts international strategic convening and multi-year programs in the areas of imagination, sustainability and justice to tackle systems challenges, drive social change and build knowledge and networks. The programs bridge cultural, ideological and geographic divides, support institutional transformations, and shape innovative policies. Salzburg has identified many thousands of promising young people as they reach inflection points in their careers, building a fellowship network of over 25,000 people across 160 countries and lasting bonds between existing and future leaders.
The Touch Foundation is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health of the Tanzanian people by strengthening the health system across the different levels of care. They further expand their 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. They base their 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.