About your hosts:
Imran Khan: Imran is cofounder and CEO of Embarc, a multi-award winning non-profit that is dramatically changing outcomes for urban youth through experiential learning. Embarc was founded on the idea that isolation is one of the key factors in the achievement gap and that experiences are fundamental to success. Previously, Imran taught at Harper High School, labeled “the most dangerous school in the country” by NPR’s This American Life. He is the son of Indian Immigrants who came to this country to pursue the American Dream.
Amanda Long: Amanda is passionate about social justice, education, the beauty of diversity, and equal rights for all individuals. She currently serves Chicago youth in her role as Director of Curriculum & Instruction with Embarc, an educational non-profit that believes in ending the cycle of poverty through closing the experience gap. Born and raised in a small, predominately white northern Michigan town, gave Amanda the insight into the negative impacts that a lack of diversity and exposure can have on a collective population. Her strong, hard working parents were diligent about imparting the value of caring for everyone and celebrating differences. She hopes to use The People’s Supper as a launching pad for positive action within the community and the country.
About Embarc: Embarc’s goal is to drive student success with long-term social and cultural exposure. Through the transformative power of these journeys, we awaken students to the possibilities of their potential by dissolving the borders of the city and in their minds. We do this through a three-year, three-level approach to journeying with the integration of our own curriculum.
This is a private event.