1st Person

From I Don’t Know to FAO. Why I Chose a Fellowship

As I thought about my “next step” during my senior year at Northwestern University, pursuing a fellowship seemed like a good option. It’s not like I totally understood what a fellowship entailed – but many professors, career advisors, and Northwestern alumni encouraged undergraduates to apply.READ MORE

Voting Booths

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

“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