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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. 


DREAM provides inner-city youth with opportunities to Play, Learn, and Grow. DREAM uses the power of teams to coach, teach and inspire youth to recognize their potential and realize their dreams.(New York)

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

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

Year Up seeks to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experiences and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. (Philadelphia and New York)

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)

Playworks is the leading nonprofit leveraging play as a tool to promote healthy behaviors, increase social/emotional learning and improve school climate. (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)

“My Fellowship with Strong Women, Strong Girls was a launch-pad for a long-term role as a Program Manager with the organization. It launched what I hope will be a creative, innovative and brave career in nonprofit leadership.”

Sarah Kacevich | FAO Schwarz Fellow at Strong Women, Strong Girls in Boston | 2016