A graphic showing The 2020-2022 FAO Schwarz Fellows.

Welcome to the FAO Schwarz Fellowship Class of 2022

Welcome to our new class of FAO Fellows, who have all begun their Fellowships at their Host Organizations. Though this year looks different with remote work and retreats, we look forward to seeing all that our fellows will learn and accomplish in their first year. Meet the 2020-2022 recipients!


Charlotte is the FAO Schwarz Fellow at the Museum of the City of New York. She says, “I was immediately drawn to the FAO Schwarz Family Foundation’s commitment to social impact when I found out about the Fellowship at the Museum of the City of New York. Having grown up in New York City, I have witnessed firsthand how social inequities impact different communities. Coming from a low-income background and having attended a private school and then a private college, I strongly believe in the transformative power of education, which drew me to the Museum of the City of New York.”



Serena is the FAO Schwarz Fellow at Breakthrough Greater Boston. She says, “This Fellowship stands out to me because of its commitment to addressing social inequities, prioritization of community-based work, and its mission to facilitate educational opportunities amongst youth.”





Lex is the FAO Schwarz Fellow at Breakthrough Greater Boston. She says, “My greatest skill lies in my fundamental beliefs about community and the transformative power of supportive and loving relationships anchored in accountability and transparency. My entire college career has centered around engaging with young people in any way I can, and working with Breakthrough Greater Boston for the next two years provides me with an opportunity to further connect with a city I call home and its young people.”



Clara is the FAO Fellow at Reading Partners in New York and says, “The FAO Schwarz Fellowship is an incredible opportunity to learn and grow while serving the community and getting hands-on experience in education and in a non-profit. I am so excited to work with Reading Partners and get to be a part of the amazing work that they are doing supporting elementary schoolers in developing strong literacy skills. I can’t think of a better way to start a career in social impact.”




Adriana is the FAO Fellow at Mural Arts in Philadelphia and says, “I am excited to work at Mural Arts to create programming and art that is engaging and beneficial to the community.”




Abi is the FAO Fellow at the Trust for Public Land in Philadephia. Abi says, “I am excited to enter the world of climate justice as a Trust for Public Land Fellow, keeping intersectionality at the forefront of my work. My goals are to advocate for the self-sufficiency and holistic wellness of historically underserved communities, and to grow as a leader in social impact. I have high hopes for these next two years, as I look forward to all of the opportunities FAO Schwarz and TPL have to offer.”