FAO Schwarz Fellows 2020

Foundation Announces 2020-2022 FAO Schwarz Fellowship Recipients

BOSTON — The FAO Schwarz Family Foundation is excited to announce the six outstanding recent college graduates who have been selected for the 2020-2022 FAO Schwarz Fellowships.

In Philadelphia, H’Abigail Mlo (Greensboro, NC) is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and majored in human development and family studies. She will join the Trust for Public Land for her Fellowship. Adriana Moran Garcia (New York, NY), a studio arts major from Franklin & Marshall will be the FAO Schwarz Fellow at Mural Arts.

In Boston, the new Fellows are Alexa Brown (Springfield, IL), a Sociology and African American studies major from Harvard University and Serena Salgado (Las Vegas, NV), an anthropology and global health double major from Northwestern. Both will be hosted by Breakthrough Greater Boston.

In New York City, Charlotte Blackman (Bronx, NY), a graduate of Amherst College and a history major, will work at the Museum of The City of New York and Clara Monk (Berkeley, CA), an economics major from Columbia University, will be at Reading Partners.

The highly selective Fellowship program seeks recent college graduates interested in developing their potential as leaders in the world of social impact. The program provides each Fellow with a two-year paid position at a leading nonprofit host organization where they develop their skills, expertise and knowledge in social change. The Fellowship program also includes professional development experiences such as retreats, mentoring and networking.

“The Foundation works closely with select host organizations to design high-quality, transformative experiences that develop our Fellows’ leadership skills,” said Priscilla Cohen, Executive Director of the FAO Schwarz Family Foundation. “We’re so proud of this next cohort—they are all already so accomplished. We look forward to watching them grow into social impact leaders.”