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What Happens When Civics Lessons Come Home

“Last name please?”

“Perlman. Actually, there are four of us here to vote. It is the whole family.”

The volunteer at registration was caught off-guard. My entire family voted in our most recent city election. That is not something you see every day.READ MORE

Welcoming The New 2019 FAO Schwarz Fellows

Today kicks off our fall retreat in Boston! We are so excited to reconnect and share out learnings from each of our organizations. This will be our newest cohort of fellows first FAO retreat! Get to know the newest FAO Schwarz Fellows.READ MORE

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