My name is Ciara Williams and I am the FAO Schwarz Fellow with Mural Arts’ Restored Spaces Initiative in Philadelphia, PA. Restored Spaces uses socially engaged public art as a platform for neighborhood change. READ MORE
Growing up in a small town, recess was the best part of the day. I was able to run around outside with all of my classmates and play my favorite sports and tag games. As I grew older, I realized that recess was not only a time to run around, but it was a crucial part of the day.READ MORE
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 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
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 a Masters Program. I was working at the New York of Science during this time and trying to figure out what my next steps would be.READ MORE
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 has played sports my entire life, I always played soccer at recess and felt included.READ MORE
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, PA.READ MORE