Stories by Our Fellows

Supercharge your summer as a Frank Karel Fellow

Summer is a wonderful time, here in Washington, D.C. I love watching the city come to life after the cold season passes. Streets are filled with professionals, families, street performers, and tourists from all around the world. What better place to spend your summer?...

A Move Ahead and a Step Closer

This summer I had the opportunity to intern at Save the Children Action Network (SCAN). The organization’s mission is to mobilize Americans to take action on two key breakthroughs: Bring attention to expanding access to high quality early childhood education...

Changing the World: One Tweet at a Time

My organization, Wider Opportunities for Women, focuses on issues surrounding women’s economic independence and equity through three programs: NCWEE (National Center for Women’s Employment Equity), ESS (Economic Security for Survivors) and ESSI (Elder Economic...

Cheers to the Bigger Picture

I never thought I’d start a Thursday morning at work with a glass of champagne. Yet, there I was, on the second week of my Karel experience, hoisting my plastic cup in the air, surrounded by clapping, cheering, hugging, and even crying, coworkers. “We did...

Fighting for a Tobacco-Free Cause

What I have learned a couple weeks into my Karel Fellowship so far is: if you aren’t fighting multinational companies that sell deadly products, you’re doing it wrong. Big Tobacco likes to play dirty and trick people around the world with false advertisements,...