Congratulations to the FAO Schwarz Fellowship Class of 2020

Congratulations to the FAO Fellows class of 2020! We’ll miss everyone, but we’re excited to see each fellow continue into new roles, graduate studies, and organizations. Read on to see what the future holds for each of our graduating fellows.


Joyce will be concluding her Fellowship and staying on at uAspire as a Senior College Affordability Advisor on the MA Succeed team. Joyce is “excited to continue supporting students alongside a talented team of advisors, and to bring a strategic lens to her advising informed by the past two years of project work”!



Lauren is excited to stay full-time with Breakthrough! Reflecting on her fellowship, she says, “this summer we ran our first ever virtual Breakthrough program! Students were really engaged over the 4 weeks and gave us really good feedback about ways we can continue to make school year programming exciting and meaningful in a virtual setting. As I transition into my full-time role at Breakthrough, I’m excited to take on new projects and use my learnings over the past two years to create impactful programming for students especially in our new virtual world!”  


Nick, former Riverkeeper fellow will be starting graduate school at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design for a Master’s in Urban Planning this Fall. Nick says, “My fellowship gave me the chance to dive deep in experiencing community-centered advocacy work in a non-academic setting. I’m excited to take the skills I learned and further build them through my graduate studies and career beyond.”



Annie, who completed her Fellowship at The Food Trust, will be starting at Smith College in the Fall for a Master’s in Social Work! Annie had an incredible two-year experience in her Fellowship. In fact, this is what her supervisor had to say about working with Annie as the FAO Schwarz Fellow: “Your contributions to the team, your schools, our partners, and to the young people has been extraordinary, because you are an incredible woman. Your passion, honesty, hard work and thoughtfulness has been an asset to the team.”


Erika describes her time at Reading Partners as an opportunity to dive deep into community engagement alongside her direct service work. She’s excited to continue working closely with volunteers as the College Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at Project Sunshine.