Kate Curran, School the World

“A quality education can be the greatest asset a child living impoverished can use to create a better future for themselves.”

Kate Curran

Kate Curran, Founder & CEO of School the World, shared the story behind her title with us on July 31, 2022.

Kate founded School the World, a community-driven nonprofit committed to solving extreme poverty through the power of education, in 2009. Her vision is to fight extreme poverty at its roots by bringing education to the world’s poorest children. Before School the World, Kate was an attorney and executive at General Electric Company. She grew up in Bridgeport, CT, and enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her very large extended family.


In 2007 Kate Curran, an executive with GE at the time, suffered a tremendous loss. She lost both parents and her brother within a very short period of time. The grieving led her to make a major change in her life and she walked away from the financial security of a successful corporate job.  What she did next has led to significant impact for children living in impoverished countries abroad.

Listen to our interview with Kate below!

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