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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Why I Chose to Work at RiverKeeper

Growing up in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, my summers were spent swimming in the freshwater, glacially formed lakes, and climbing gorges waterfalls feeding these waterbodies. My earliest...