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You’re Invited to Meet Jonathan Starr!

Updated: Jun 13, 2018

In collaboration with Social Venture Partners Connecticut and The Nantucket Project, GCI is proudly hosting a series of events in Greenwich, CT on Tuesday, April 25th celebrating the incredible legacy of social entrepreneur Jonathan Starr.

In 2008, hedge fund manager Jonathan Starr left the successful investment firm he founded in Boston to establish and become Headmaster of the Abaarso School of Science and Technology in Somaliland, the world’s #1 failed state. Abaarso has since placed over 80 students in internationally respected universities, including Harvard and Yale, and it’s mission and students have commanded the attention of international players, including Nicholas Kristof and Anderson Cooper.

Abdirahim Mohamed (Brown ’20), Abaarso alumnus and GCI Ambassador 2015, will join the celebration and share how Jonathan and Abaarso transformed his life.

Events Details: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Lunch and Learn at JP Morgan Private Bank

Jonathan Starr and Yumi Kuwana will share lessons learned from founding and running their educational programs and organizations and how these apply to Connecticut public schools.

12:00 – 2:00 p.m. 100 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT

The Nantucket Project Library Series

Jonathan Starr and Abdirahim Mohamed will discuss their personal and cultural transformation and how Abaarso’s lessons learned could be applied around the world.

7:00 p.m. 123 Mason Street, Greenwich, CT $10 entrance fee


Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you there!


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