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November 1, 2023

FAO Schwarz Fellowship applications are now open

Applications are now open for the 2024-2026 FAO Schwarz Fellowship! Reading Partners New York City is one of six leading nonprofits selected by the FAO Schwarz Family Foundation to host 2024-2026 Fellows. We’re thrilled to welcome two new fellows to our team in 2024.


What is the FAO Schwarz Foundation Fellowship?

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship is a two-year experience where fellows support impactful and transformative projects for the RPNYC community. Fellows will receive intensive professional development and opportunities to build deep connections across the Fellowship network.

The Fellowship program provides opportunities for new college graduates interested in social impact careers to be part of organizations that are deeply committed to social justice and equity. Through direct service, leadership challenges, professional development, and mentoring, fellows gain first-hand experience leading change and learn how effective nonprofits create lasting and measurable progress. For more information about the Fellowship, click here.

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FAO Schwarz Fellows have become an invaluable resource to Reading Partners NYC and even our national organization. Our most recent fellow joined the staff team at RPNYC and currently is a staff member at our national organization.

– Primo Lasana, Executive Director of Reading Partners

About the Fellowship positions

Fellows will serve for two years with Reading Partners New York City in one of two positions:

  • Community Engagement Fellow: The Fellow will serve as a tutor providing one-on-one instruction for 6-8 students in grades K-4 for their direct service work, and support the successful recruitment and engagement of volunteer partnerships for their project work.
  • Powered by Reading Partners Fellow: The Fellow will serve as a tutor providing one-on-one instruction for 6-8 students in grades K-4 for their direct service work, and play a key role in partnership management and communications for the Powered program team for their project work.

Fellows who start their Fellowship during the summer of 2024 will receive total compensation of approximately $90,000 plus benefits and professional development over the course of the two-year Fellowship.

How to apply

Applicants must be college seniors at accredited four-year institutions at the time of application and be eligible to work in the United States for the duration of the Fellowship. Candidates may apply for one or both of the open positions.

Interested and qualified applicants can learn more and apply to our Fellowship opportunities here by February 5th.



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