Mission and History
The Pahara Institute is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify, strengthen, and sustain diverse high-integrity leaders who are reimagining public education, so that every child in America has access to an excellent public school.
The Pahara Institute was launched in 2012, building upon its flagship program, the Pahara-Aspen Fellowship, which was originally created as the Aspen-NewSchools Fellowship in 2006.
American public schools are not delivering on our promise to prepare every child to achieve prosperity and success. Children from low income and underserved communities do not have access to the quality of educational resources enjoyed by peers in wealthier communities.
To achieve educational excellence and equity at the same time and to live up to our aspirations as a democratic society, we must make bold improvements to our public schools so that every child in America has access to the tools and skills he or she needs to be successful in life.
The Pahara Institute seeks to strengthen the movement for educational excellence and equity by:
helping to develop and sustain experienced, innovative leaders
identifying and developing the next generation of leaders
better connecting leaders across the field, and across traditional silos and stakeholder groups
Our work is to support exceptional, innovative leaders who bring urgency and dedication to ensuring that all our children have access to an excellent public school.
|AT&T, Inc.||Jessica Lindl|
|Microsoft Corporation||Reed Hastings|
|Honeywell International Inc.||Shruti Sehra|
|Jabil Inc||Shruti Sehra|
|The Aspen Institute||Peter Reiling|
|New Profit Inc||Shruti Sehra|
|City Year||Jim Balfanz|
|KIPP Foundation||Reed Hastings|
|California State University||Jessica Lindl|
|Education for Change||Jessica Lindl|
|The Achievement Network||Shruti Sehra|
|New Teacher Center||Shruti Sehra|
|Common Sense Media||Jessica Lindl|
|Pure Atria Software||Reed Hastings|
|Howmet Corporation||Shruti Sehra|
|DreamBox Learning||Reed Hastings|
|Scientific Learning||Jessica Lindl|