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Keeping and Utilizing the Fellowship Network

We’ve all heard about how invaluable our network is and how nobody finds a job without LinkedIn these days. And, in some ways, staying in touch is far easier for our generation than those who came before us. But how many of your Facebook friends or LinkedIn connections would you feel comfortable calling up on a whim? Or asking if you could come take their portrait like this artist did?READ MORE

“The Fellowship launched my career into the nonprofit sector..”

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship launched my career into the nonprofit sector.

Before I began my position at Jumpstart for Young Children, I had studied to be a classroom teacher. By my final year of college, I realized that I still wanted to impact children in need, but not in a formal classroom setting.READ MORE

Social Justice in Our Work

Among the vast selection of picture books in the Reading Partners Library at PS 3 is Margaree King Miller’s Granddaddy’s Gift. Miller’s book tells the story of a young black girl, Little Joe, growing up in Mississippi during the 1960s.READ MORE

Three Ways the Fellowship Made Me A Better Leader

1. My Special Project—Coordinating the annual Riverkeeper Sweep

For my special project in my first year at Riverkeeper I worked closely with the Director of Community Engagement to coordinate the 6th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep, our day of service for the Hudson River and its tributaries.READ MORE

Meet the 2019 Fellows: Jaiwantie Manni

After graduating from Queens College, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to jump into a graduate program or if I wanted to obtain a job to save up some money before I started a Masters Program. I was working at the New York of Science during this time and trying to figure out what my next steps would be.READ MORE

Meet the Fellows: Molly Blake

Recess was one of the best parts of the school day as a little girl, but for my best friend, it was one of the worst parts of the day. As someone who has played sports my entire life, I always played soccer at recess and felt included.READ MORE

Meet the 2018 Fellows: Ciara Williams 

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship has allowed me to continue my involvement in areas of deep importance to me. I was first exposed to environmental justice through community organizing in my hometown of Chester, PA.READ MORE