Upcoming events

Chicago Carnival of Colors 2022

Sunday, June 5, 2022, 4:00 to 7:00 PM CT
Barrington Road Pond - Picnic Groves
Barrington Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Bring a little color into your lives this summer!

Nag Vaidyanathan appointed as president of Pratham Chicago

Pratham USA is pleased to announce the appointment of Nag Vaidyanathan as president of our Chicago chapter. Nag will be taking the reins from Srinivas Reddy who led the chapter for the past two challenging pandemic years.

During his term, Srinivas bonded the chapter through regular communication, spearheading fundraising efforts with board and staff members, and pivoting to effective virtual events to keep the Chicago chapter engaged. The chapter saw growth in fundraising in these two years despite refraining from any...
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Pratham selected to receive funding from Impact Challenge for Women & Girls

Pratham Education Foundation has been selected as one of the 34 initiatives worldwide to receive funding support from the Impact Challenge for Women and Girls.

The Impact Challenge for Women and Girls commits $25 million to fund organizations creating pathways to prosperity for women and girls. Over 7,800 applications were submitted by organizations from across the world and were reviewed by a panel of experts from several sectors, after which 34 initiatives were chosen.

Pratham will receive USD$1 million in...
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Pratham CEO Dr. Rukmini Banerji awarded the 2021 Yidan Prize for Education Development

Pratham CEO Dr. Rukmini Banerji has been awarded the 2021 Yidan Prize for Education Development – the world’s highest education accolade – for her work in improving learning outcomes.

The Yidan Prize is an inclusive education award that recognizes individuals or teams who have contributed significantly to the theory and practice of education. It consists of two prizes, working in harmony: the Yidan Prize for Education Research and the Yidan Prize for Education Development. Professor Eric A. Hanushek, Paul and Jean...
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Chicago Community goes the distance for education at the Pratham Chicago 5K Walk

On the morning of Sunday, September 12, Pratham Chicago hosted its annual Chicago 5K Walk at Busse Woods. With over 150 registrations and a great turnout, the 5K Walk was the most successful one to date for the chapter and helped raise awareness and funds for Pratham’s education programs for underprivileged children in India. The walk was also Pratham Chicago’s first in-person event in over a year and was the perfect setting for a fun day out with family and friends while supporting an important cause. Participants were greeted with a...
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Entrepreneurs Neha Desai Shah and Rattan Khosa Join Pratham USA Board

Pratham USA is pleased to announce the appointment of Neha Desai Shah and Rattan Khosa to its US board of directors. The two entrepreneurs will add to the diversity of experience of the already accomplished group.

Neha is president and co-founder of GEP, a global provider of strategy, software, and managed services to enterprise supply chain management and procurement at Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies. A graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, she is passionate about...
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Nageswaran Vaidyanathan

Vice President
Alwar Narayanan

Executive Board
  • Rina Akolawala
  • Dilip Bhattacharjee
  • Rahul Bhattad
  • Suren Gupta
  • Shiv Iyer
  • Murugesh Kasilingam
  • Yev Kozachuk
  • Susan Patel
  • Srinivas Reddy
  • Krishnan Saranathan
  • Sanjjeev K. Singh
  • Praveen Sharma