Parvathi Santhosh-Kumar

Alumni, Global Shapers Community, StriveTogether

BA in American Studies, Northwestern University; Master’s in Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard. Facilitates large-scale social change in communities to advance better and more equitable opportunities in education and economic mobility. Dedicated to catalysing a future of learning where all residents and all institutions contribute to supporting the success of every child, cradle to career, regardless of race, place or circumstance. Currently serving as Vice President of Community Impact at America's Promise Alliance. Formerly, led multistakeholder initiatives across the United States to transform inequitable systems to advance more equitable cradle-to-career outcomes with StriveTogether. Previously shaped the City of Chicago’s education and youth policies under Mayor Rahm Emanuel, managing a new $36 million commitment to early learning and launching a connected learning initiative to strengthen summer and out-of-school enrichment opportunities. Volunteers with Chicago-based non-profits. Expertise: educational equity, leadership development, youth policy, asset-based community development, civic engagement, economic mobility, results accountability, facilitation, and collective impact.

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