Join the Young Professionals

Your unique expertise and skills are just what we need.

Pratham’s Young Professionals (YP) are united in their passion for helping India’s children escape a lifetime of illiteracy and poverty. YP groups garner support for our programs through awareness-building events and activities, and they’re always seeking new members to contribute their time and talent. Are you ready to join us?

Members—who generally range between 18 and 40 years of age—represent a variety of career paths and contribute their talents and time by organizing local events, raising funds and spreading awareness of Pratham’s work. Past events have included karaoke contests, pub gatherings, musical shows and photography competitions.

Currently, there are active YP groups in Chicago, Houston, the SF Bay Area, New York Tri-State and Washington DC. Join us there, or be the change you wish to see in the world by starting a YP group in your city. Fill out the form below to get involved.

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Our Chapters


Our newest chapter boasts a growing community of vibrant and engaged professionals from metro Atlanta looking to give back.

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Austin’s youthful vibe is reflected in this energetic and socially conscious chapter, which organizes a variety of events and activities year-round.

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Boston keeps education in the spotlight at their events, which include lectures and panel discussions at local universities.

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Warm, welcoming and easygoing sets the tone of our Chicago events and membership, which comprises all ages and includes an active Young Professionals group.

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Dallas-Fort Worth

The family-focused Dallas-Fort Worth chapter hosts an array of kid-friendly events and is the birthplace of the Pratham USA Readathon.

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Our founding Houston chapter plays a leadership role with its high-profile gala, family-friendly gatherings and active Young Professionals group.

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles is known for its blockbuster galas, which often feature appearances by socially informed celebrities.

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Arts and cultural events are a strong element in our high-profile Mid-Atlantic chapter (formerly known as the Washington, DC chapter), which also has a vibrant Young Professionals group.

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New York Tri-State

Motivated, diverse and forward-thinking, our largest chapter (comprised of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut) includes some of the area’s most prominent Indo-Americans.

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The rapidly growing Phoenix chapter organizes lively social, educational and culturally-oriented community events.

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This chapter (covering the Research Triangle Park areas of Durham, Raleigh and Chapel Hill) is a catalyzing force in building community events and youth-focused activities.

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Seattle’s tech-minded membership energizes an influential Indian community with a range of cultural and family-oriented events.

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SF Bay Area

Innovation is at the core of our SF Bay Area chapter, which hosts a steady stream of education-technology events.

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