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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

Meet the 2019 Fellows: Kayla Jones

I developed an interest in education after transferring into the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. During my senior year, I worked for an organization called Books & Breakfast that

Meet the Fellows: Molly Blake

Recess was one of the best parts of the school day as a little girl, but for my best friend, it was one of the worst parts of the day. As someone who

Meet the 2018 Fellows: Ciara Williams 

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship has allowed me to continue my involvement in areas of deep importance to me. I was first exposed to environmental justice through community organizing in my hometown of Chester,

Leadership is many things

Developing a Nonprofit Leader

My initial love for nonprofit work came from my early involvement in a high school program, called Upward Bound, that worked to prepare low-income, first-generation students for college.  Through the program I spent

The Accomplishments of our Fellows

One of the highlights of our fall retreat in Philadelphia was the participation of many supreme fellows in our reunion dinner and in a professional development session around the power of networking. It

Featured Fellow: Khari Graves

What is your organization and title? I am a Youth Leadership Coordinator/ Farm to School Consultant for The Food Trust in Philadelphia, PA. Where did you attend college and what did you study? I got my