CEO and Co-Founder of Embarc
Imran Khan is the CEO and co-founder of Embarc, a leading organization in the movement for experiential learning. He has spent the last 12 years of his career connecting students, teachers and schools to learning beyond the classroom, first as a teacher in the south side of Chicago, then with Embarc. He has also served as a fellow in the Independent Sector’s Bridging Fellowship and as an advisor to the MacArthur Foundation, the Workforce Funders Alliance, National Louis University, the Equitable Learning and Development Project and the education transition committee of Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
Embarc has been recognized by the University of Chicago Consortium as one of the best at designing developmental experiences in the country and received a highly regarded Ashoka Fellowship. Today, Embarc has expanded to serve more than 4,000 students across 20 Chicago Public Schools and has increased successful postsecondary outcomes for students by 30%. It leads 24,000 experiences a year to bring people together across economic, geographic, racial and political differences. By 2025, Embarc will reach more than 10,000 students, creating more than 60,000 experiences and 240,000 human to human connections each year.