On Monday, May 21, Pratham Chicago hosted an evening of in-depth conversation between renowned economist Dr. Raghuram Rajan, who is the Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and Pratham CEO Dr. Rukmini Banerji, a former Rhodes scholar and University of Chicago alumna.
The event, held at the Mid America Club in downtown Chicago, focused on a simple yet all-important question: Will India fulfill its potential? After an introduction by the...
Prominent business leaders, dignitaries and members of the local Indian-American community gathered in downtown Chicago for the annual Pratham Gala on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Held at the elegant Winter Garden of the Harold Washington Center, the event was attended by 300 guests and raised $260,000 for Pratham’s award-winning education programs.
“A small amount will make big difference in a child’s life forever,” explained Allstate Executive and Chapter President Suren Gupta.
More than 300 supporters, including business and community leaders, gathered together at the beautiful Winter Garden of the Harold Washington Chicago Library Center on September 24, 2016, to celebrate Pratham’s transformative work at the annual Pratham Chicago Gala. Funds raised at the event will help support literacy and learning programs for underprivileged children in rural villages and urban slum communities across India.
“When we look back at the past 20 years of our accomplishments, we cannot but feel proud of what...
On December 15, 2015, Pratham Chicago Young Professionals Group hosted a winter gathering at the TapRoom at Lagunitas Brewing Company. More than 50 people came out for this evening of food, music, craft beer and networking with peers.
For ten years, Pratham’s Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) has informed communities and leaders that India’s elementary education is in dire straits. Only half of children in Grade 5 can read at the second-grade level or solve a simple two-digit subtraction problem. That’s about 100 million Indian children who are expected to move forward in life without having grasped the fundamentals.
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