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Current Host Organizations

New hosts and Fellowship positions are announced each year in early November.

Each year the FAO Schwarz Fellowship welcomes new host organizations. Hosts are leading organizations in their communities—effective, respected and deeply valued for their work.

Host organizations are critical partners in the Fellowship’s success. We work closely with them to design experiences that give every Fellow the opportunity to explore critical social issues, participate in direct service and lead special projects that will strengthen the organization and powerfully advance their social impact mission. 


The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its history of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. (New York)

Playworks’ mission is to improve the health and well-being of children and enhance their education by increasing opportunities for safe, meaningful play. (Boston, Philadelphia)

The Food Trust (logo)

Since 1992 The Food Trust has been working to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food and information to make healthy decisions. (Philadelphia)

Generation Citizen

Generation Citizen works to ensure that every young person in the United States receives an effective action civics education. (Boston

Breakthrough Greater Boston prepares low-income students for success in college and trains the next generation of urban teachers using a unique Students Teaching Students model. (Boston)

Riverkeeper’s mission is to protect the environmental, recreational and commercial integrity of the Hudson River and its tributaries, and safeguard the drinking water of nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents. (New York)

Reading Partners mobilizes communities to provide students with the proven, individualized reading support they need to read at grade level by fourth grade. (New York)

uAspire is a nonprofit organization ensuring that all young people have the financial information and resources necessary to find an affordable path to and through college. (Boston)

Jumpstart provides language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children from under-resourced communities and promotes quality early learning for all. (New York)