Eric Schwarz

Eric Schwarz 1995 Global Fellow

Citizen Schools


Public Service & Civic Engagement

North America, United States

Eric Schwarz 1995 Global Fellow

Bold Idea 

Increase academic acheivement for children in low-income communities across the country by extending the learning day.


Eric Schwarz is CEO and a co-founder of Citizen Schools. Eric has been tapped to speak about education reform and Expanded Learning Time at numerous conferences across the country. He has served as a member of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education's Task Force on 21st Century Skills, the Center for American Progress working group on Expanded Learning Time, the transition team of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and the Social Entrepreneur Advisory Board for the New Profit, Inc. Gathering of Leaders. He is also the author of Realizing the American Dream: Historical Scorecard, Current Challenges, Future Opportunities, a widely cited essay examining social change efforts and the role of social entrepreneurs, and co-editor of The Case for Twenty-First Century Learning. Previously, Eric served as a Public Service Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, as Executive Director of City Year Boston, and as a Vice President at City Year.