Episode 88 — Ajit Vakharia — Flare Education

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Dave is joined by Ajit Vakharia, President and CEO at Flare Education. Dave first met Ajit three years ago, at the start of Flare’s creation, and has remained inspired by the mission ever since.

Ajit shares that mission of providing high school students, often from generationally poor backgrounds, with work-based learning experiences.

Flare is redefining the way internships can and should be done. Ajit describes the best practices employers must follow in order to consistently cultivate culturally significant internship programs that benefit the students, supervisors, and overall business goals.

Tune in to this truly invigorating discussion and join us in supporting Ajit’s mission of unlocking the potential of young learners and shaping a brighter future for all.

About The Guest

Ajit Vakharia

Ajit Vakharia is the President and CEO of Flare Education, a 501(c)(3) public charity based out of Boston, Massachusetts. Flare Education’s mission is to tackle generational poverty through high school workforce development, and the organization provides students from under-resourced backgrounds with a paid, 36-month workforce development experience to build their capacity to aspire to any and every career. Students build foundation skills, social capital, and a deeper understanding of their professional goals while also interning at top organizations across Greater Boston and earning up to $5,000 each year in stipends and gross income. Ajit previously worked as a product manager for a few startups, in management consulting at a boutique strategy firm, and in asset management at a $35B+ AUM growth equity firm. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. Ajit is based out of Roxbury in Boston, MA.

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