Gabe Hakim

Gabe Hakim

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Promise Venture Studio

Gabe Hakim is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Promise Venture Studio–a national nonprofit with a mission to support innovators and accelerate innovations for equity in early childhood development and education. Promise supports a national network of 500+ social ventures in the fields of early childhood health, prenatal health, birth equity, early childhood education, parental support, and child care quality and access, among others. Promise is also the backbone organization for the national Early Childhood Leaders of Color Collaborative that supports 200+ field leaders in pursuit of greater sustainability, social capital, and collective power. 

Gabe has spent the last decade committed to equity-driven innovation in early childhood development and draws upon experience from a broader career of leadership within mission-driven organizations seeking social justice. Prior to launching Promise in 2018, he was the US COO of Generation: You Employed, a global workforce development nonprofit started by the McKinsey Social Initiative, where he supported programmatic growth and execution across 13 states. He’s also led the strategy and scaling efforts for Interfaith America, a national nonprofit that promotes interfaith cooperation and leadership on 1,000 US college campuses. As a former management consultant, he has experience working across the public, private, and social sectors to develop high-impact strategies for innovative solutions. Gabe has an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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