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Parvathi Santhosh-Kumar

Vice President of Community Impact, America’s Promise Alliance

Parvathi “Parv” Santhosh-Kumar is a future-oriented and collaborative systems change leader working to measurably improve the well-being outcomes of children and families furthest from opportunity. She brings an equity-centered and improvement-driven approach to large-scale social change, with over a decade of experience working to transform systems in education and economic mobility – locally, nationally, and globally.

As Vice President of Community Impact at America’s Promise Alliance – a practitioners’ community for youth-supporting organizations – she leads immersive programming to build the capacity of leaders to address their most pressing organizational challenges and collaborate on collective action efforts to advance equitable outcomes for every next generation.

Parv is an advanced Results Count leadership practitioner and a certified advanced practitioner in emergent learning. She coaches and facilitates executive leaders to scale impact, regularly designing and facilitating experiences that move people from ideation to action, with a focus on strategic change management, systems thinking, scaling social innovation, continuous quality improvement, accountability for equitable results, measuring the impact of equity, targeted universalism, leading large-scale change, building highly effective teams, results-based facilitation, emergent learning, emotional intelligence, and collective impact.

Previously, Parv shepherded a movement of place-based partnerships working to change systems and improve outcomes for every child, cradle to career at StriveTogether and served Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on executing his education policy agenda. She earned a BA in American Studies from Northwestern and an MPP from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. She lives in Nashville with her husband and daughter.

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