Seattle

A Memorable Night at the Pratham Seattle Gala

On September 14, 2018, more than 300 local business leaders, dignitaries and residents passionate about education gathered for the annual Pratham Seattle gala. Held at the Westin, Bellevue, the event raised over $500,000 for Pratham’s transformative education programs. First-time attendees Krishna Thiagarajan, president and CEO of the Seattle Symphony, Vandana Slatter, a member of the Washington House of Representatives, and JJ McKay, founder and publisher of The Fresh Toast, were among the many notable faces that graced the event.

Following cocktails, guests...
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Solving Problems at the Microsoft Hackathon

With roughly 20,000 participants globally, Microsoft’s annual company-wide hackathon is the largest of its kind, giving employees and interns a chance to apply their problem-solving skills to projects that deliver social impact. The “Hack for Good” track of the event allows participants to team up with a nonprofit organization to address a specific need. This year, engineers worked with Pratham to fix an issue related to Pradigi, our digital learning app.

Pradigi offers children access to high-quality, interactive content that can...
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Summer Salon on Lake Washington

On August 5, prominent CEOs and local philanthropists attended an exclusive salon on Lake Washington at the home of Pratham Seattle board members Rubie and Pradeep Singh. The couple opened their home to former and current executives from Microsoft, Expedia and McKinsey, among others, with the hope of starting a meaningful dialogue on how best to engage and organize the Seattle community for transformative social impact.

The gathering came in the wake of the first-ever survey on the state of Indian-American...
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Pratham Seattle Hosts Technology: A Game Changer in India’s Education Challenge?

On May 21, Pratham Seattle hosted “Technology: A Game Changer in India’s Education Challenge?,” an informal discussion between local technologists and Dr. Madhav Chavan, co-founder and president of Pratham.

Hosted at the Westin Bellevue, speakers included Pradeep Singh, chairman of Pratham Seattle; Ben Slivka, co-founder of DreamBox Learning; and Nishant Baghel, director of technology innovation at Pratham.

Dr. Chavan and Mr. Baghel gave an overview of Pratham and its approach to technology, stressing a clear need to shift away from traditional learning models—a...
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Pratham Featured in SSIR: Earning the Right to Scale

In an informative article that appeared in the recent issue of Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), authors William F. Meehan III and Kim Starkey Jonker discuss the difficulties many nonprofits face when attempting to scale up, and the qualities necessary for an organization to expand its impact successfully.

“Earning the Right to Scale,” Meehan and Jonker argue, “takes place as the culmination of a deep, long-term commitment to strategic leadership.” According to the authors, “One organization that exemplifies strategic leadership is Pratham,...
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Leadership

Chairman
Pradeep Singh

President
Viren Kamdar

Advisory Board
  • Sheila Gulati
  • Yumi Iwasaki and Anoop Gupta
  • Rupal Mehta and Srivats Srinivasan
  • Seema Pareek and Gurdeep Singh Pall
  • Kavitha Ramakrishnan and Anand Eswaran
  • Satya and Rao Remala
  • Roopa and Murli Satagopan
  • Leena and Bharat Shah
  • Darshana Shanbhag
  • Rubie Singh

Stories

Somit’s Story: Learning and Growing with Pratham