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Eric Schwarz

Co-Founder, College for Social Innovation

Skoll Awardee


Eric Schwarz is the Co-Founder and CEO of Citizen Schools, a leading education nonprofit that partners with middle schools to expand the learning day for low-income children. Schwarz served on 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 New Profit, Inc.’s Social Entrepreneur Advisory Board. He is the author of “Realizing the American Dream: Historical Scorecard, Current Challenges, Future Opportunities”, and the co-editor ofThe Case for Twenty-First Century Learning. Previously, Schwarz served as a Public Service Fellow at Harvard University and Vice President at City Year.