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The FAO Schwarz Fellowship is proud to announce the hosts for the 2021-2023 Fellowships.

Barnes Foundation logo

The Barnes Foundation is a nonprofit cultural and educational institution, and its mission is to promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts and horticulture.

Jumpstart logo

Jumpstart provides language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children from under-resourced communities and promotes quality early learning for all.
(Two fellowships available—one New York City and one in Boston)

Mighty Writers logo

Mighty Writers’ mission is to teach Philadelphia students to think and write with clarity so they can achieve success at school, at work and in life.

Museum of Science logo

One of the world’s largest science centers and New England’s most highly attended cultural institution, the Museum of Science engages its audiences in STEM education through exhibits, in-person and digital education programs, and curricula.

Year Up logo

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.
(New York City)

“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

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

Hosts are critical partners in the Fellowship’s success. We work closely with them to design experiences that empower Fellows by giving them the opportunity to explore critical social issues, engage in direct service, and lead special projects that strengthen the organization and advance its mission. These experiences build the Fellow’s skills, enrich their knowledge and understanding of social inequities, and develop their ideas and expertise. Most importantly they help Fellows to grow as effective leaders and take the next step in their careers in social change.