Naresh Kachoria

Director of Strategic Partnerships

After an early career in marketing and business management, Naresh transitioned to social impact work and has spent the last 10 years building programs, partnerships and organizations that accelerate life outcomes for vulnerable youth and young adults. He lived and worked in Botswana severing as the Senior Director of Programs and Economic Development Advisor for an international NGO under a $16.7M USAID award where he was responsible for leading the design and execution of workforce development, business skills and entrepreneurship programs reaching more than 3,000 young people. Most recently, he founded and served as Executive Director at Step Up, an international education nonprofit providing experiential learning and 21st Century Skills programs that empower and inspire low-income children and youth to thrive in the classroom, community and career.