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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...

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...

Keeping and Utilizing the Fellowship Network

We’ve all heard about how invaluable our network is and how nobody finds a job without LinkedIn these days. And, in some ways, staying in touch is far easier for...

A Look at uAspire’s Afford & Succeed Programs

At uAspire we work to ensure that all young people have the financial information and resources necessary to find an affordable path to – and through – a postsecondary education....

Social Justice in Our Work

Among the vast selection of picture books in the Reading Partners Library at PS 3 is Margaree King Miller’s, Granddaddy’s Gift. Miller’s book tells the story of a young black...

Three Ways the Fellowship Made Me A Better Leader

1. My Special Project—Coordinating the annual Riverkeeper Sweep For my special project in my first year at Riverkeeper I worked closely with the Director of Community Engagement to coordinate the 6th...

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...

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...