New York Tri-State

Upcoming events

2019 United Airlines NYC Half

SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2019
New York City
Prospect Park to Central Park
Pratham USA will be participating in the 2019 United Airlines NYC Half,  a 13.1-mile race that takes runners from around the globe on a tour of NYC.


Pratham Promotes Education and Equality at NY Gala Featuring Senator Kamala Harris

On Friday, September 28, 2018, more than 600 business and community leaders gathered for a magical evening in celebration of Pratham. The event, held at the elegant Cipriani Wall Street, raised over $3.6 million for our transformative education programs.

California Senator Kamala Harris, who gave the night’s keynote address, connected with the audience through a deeply personal speech that reflected on her upbringing both here in the US and in India. She spoke about her family’s lineage as well as their...
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Ila Paliwal Joins the Pratham USA Board of Directors

Pratham USA is pleased to announce that artist and philanthropist lla Paliwal has been appointed to our board of directors effective immediately.

A classically trained vocalist and composer, Paliwal has contributed to the popularization of Indian music across the globe. She has performed at renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, the Dubai World Trade Centre, and the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Mumbai. In addition, she works with local...
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Pratham Mumbai: NYU Business Students’ Perspective on “No Child Left Behind”

Last January, NYU Stern School of Business student Srinithi Kumar visited a Pratham program in Mumbai along with some of her classmates. The group was deeply affected the impact the humble facility is making on the lives of underprivileged children amid the stark inequality of the city. Srinithi has shared her thoughts and impressions regarding the experience in a heartfelt essay.

“If you give a man a fish, he won’t go hungry for a day. If you teach him to fish,...
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Pratham Recognized by Stanford Social Innovation Review

The Stanford Social Innovation Review recently acknowledged Pratham in an article examining how India’s social innovators extend their reach.

In “The Denominator Mind-set for Scaling Social Change,” Soumitra Pandey, Rohit Menezes and Swati Ganeti put forth the premise that social change can be thought of in terms of a fraction. The authors explain that “the denominator represents the size of a given social need, while the numerator exemplifies what a given organization is currently accomplishing to reduce that need.”

The article cites...
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New York Gala Raises Over $3.8 Million To Eradicate Child Illiteracy In India

The New York Tri-State annual Gala was held on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Cipriani Wall Street. The event, which was attended by approximately 600 influential leaders from the business and Indian-American communities, raised over $3.8 million for Pratham programs.

Guests were entertained by writer, comedian and Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj, who delivered a rousing 20-minute set.
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Leadership

President
Gagan Singh

Executive Board
  • Murli Buluswar
  • Satish Cherwoo
  • Alpesh Chokshi
  • Rohit Chopra
  • Sheru Chowdhry
  • Dinyar Devitre
  • Vik Hebatpuria
  • Sheila Hooda
  • Alpa Inamdar
  • Rohit Kapoor
  • Raman Kapur
  • Atul Khanna
  • Jaideep Khanna
  • Gail Khosla
  • Sunil Kumar
  • Rahul Mahajan
  • Kavita Mahtani
  • Sameer Maru
  • Manjula Menon
  • Anjna Motwani
  • Xerxes Mullan
  • Jignesh Patel
  • Deepak Raj
  • Arvind Sanger
  • Adarsh Sarma
  • Kumar Shah
  • Sharath Sharma
  • Manoj Singh

Stories

Parth’s and Sarina’s Story: Gaining Perspective and Bringing About Change

Akshar’s Story: 3 R’s and an M