Prakhar - an engineer by degree entrepreneur by heart co-founded Youth Alliance in 2011 as he began to see youth as a powerful resource pool. A strong believer in the idea of empathetic leadership, he currently bring his rich leadership understanding in Team Development, Fund-raising, Alumni Support and Program Facilitation. He makes his work fun for himself and people around him. Conversations over coffee is his food for thought. Earlier, he has been a Teach For India Fellow.
Shashank, a graduate from Hindu College has worked with Youth Alliance since the initial years in various roles, nurturing himself into a skilled facilitator who leads the conversations by curiosity. He currently looks after Program Design, Organisational Processes and Facilitation in the organisation. Drawn by mountains and nature, he is passionate to understand ecology and economics and is in the journey to explore community living, sustainable economics and moral leadership and brings in a high commitment to living the values that Youth Alliance represents. His curious questions comes as good company as they make you churn and laugh at the same time.
Tejal holds the chords of Youth Alliance from Mumbai. She primarily engages in program design, facilitation and documentation. Earlier she co-founded Ashiyana - a project that runs in Closed Institutions in Mumbai and has been associated with organisations like GiveIndia and Don Bosco in the past. Currently she also engages by developing and facilitating processes with young people and adults through various academic institutions, NGOs and Social Enterprises as a freelance professional. These include Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Seeds of Awareness, Blue Ribbon Movement and cBalance.
Rachit finds a strange sense of solace in following his curiosity. After graduating from the University of Delhi he went on to pursue the Milaap fellowship in Mizoram. Later, he lived and worked with the tribal community in parts of Chhattisgarh and Odisha. Rachit has been involved with a number of causes and communities which render him with a myriad of stories. He, every now and then, spills his delight fetched from those stories onto paper. "Storytelling of any kind feeds the divine discontent of curiosity from which it naturally originates" says he. He believes in the idea of constantly jumping off cliffs and developing wings on the way down. Up until this year, he was involved in writing for art, art spaces and artists. Rachit is part of the Engagement team at YA.
From a very young age, Spriha’s heart was set upon service - As a child, she dreamed of serving as a nurse in Africa! One of the biggest blessings in her life has been her association with Youth Alliance, as Spriha strongly believes that nurturing empathetic and ethical leaders is the backbone for a better world. Presently, she is serving with the Fundraising team here. Growing up, Spriha had always led an extremely protected and luxurious lifestyle, until she decided to walk out - which is when she came to Gramya Manthan, did Jagriti Yatra and went on to do Young India Fellowship from Ashoka University in Liberal Arts and Leadership. Post that, she worked in a CSR consulting firm, where her work entailed managing CSR programs for reputed corporates.
Anisha's tryst with Youth Alliance began in 2015 as a participant of Gramya Manthan and later joining the team in full-time capacity. She has spent few years pursuing a CA degree and realized numbers never excited her as much as stories did. She looks after Communications and Engagement at Youth Alliance. Always felt guided by the voice of her heart, she is driven by creating spaces for expression for people through her work. She plays a masterstroke with a combination of consistency and intention that she brings at work.
Vibhuti an economics graduate from Lady Shriram College was part of the founding team of
Youth Alliance. She has spent a long time exploring
her passion in education and has worked with various organisations
like Teach for India, Make a difference and Shikshantar Andolan in different
capacities. Along with Youth Alliance, she works at a school and an orphanage in rural
Haridwar experimenting with alternative ways of learning.
She is motivated and driven by continuous learning which makes her
travel often. With her diverse interests in art, cooking,
clowning, cycling - she is working to build the alumni community of Youth Alliance. She is also very passionate about sustainable
living and is looking at shifting her base to an eco farm in the near
Gagan sees himself to be on a quest of self-discovery and find more harmony both within and outside himself. He completed M.A. in Applied Psychology from D.U. (2007) and started his career by working with corporate training firms where he gained experience in training and facilitation. Driven by his urge of finding more meaning and fulfillment in his work, he switched to the social sector. Being a part of organizations such as iVolunteer Overseas, Kriti Team & ISDM, he delved into volunteer management, project coordination, building partnerships and also outreach activities. He finds a great sync between Youth Alliance's philosophy & his own journey and looks at Program Facilitation here. Travelling, music and being with nature are other things that add to his soul-searching.