Katie Hahn is a Co-Founder of Kindle Education, a proposed 6th-12th grade public charter school in Jersey City, NJ. Katie grew up in New York City, where she most recently worked with the Department of Education supporting a portfolio of 17 schools to implement holistic student/family supports as part of the country’s largest community schools initiative. Prior to that, Katie was a Community School Director at a public school, where she led a team of staff and partner organizations in school-improvement efforts that resulted in significant increases in student achievement. She brings experience in youth development, mental health, family engagement, and strategic partnership development to the endeavor of founding a school with her husband, DJ Hartigan. Katie holds an A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard University, an LMSW from NYU’s Silver School of Social Work, and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from the High Tech High Graduate School of Education.
Katie is a 2021 – 2022 Racial Equity Grant recipient. The Racial Equity Grant, launched in Summer of 2020, is a 10-month grant which provides support to Humanity in Action Fellows and Senior Fellows as they defend racial equity and the #BlackLivesMatter movement through their projects. Generously funded by William H. Donner, it provides for dynamic civic action, critical social change and transformative promise as it relates to reckoning of past and present racial injustices. For more information on the grantees click here.
Updated February 2022
More from Katie Hahn
Senior Fellow Katie Hahn's Action Project has entailed a co-design process that engaged Jersey City community members in imagining what an excellent school could look like.
Announcing the recipients of the 2021 Racial Equity Grant
We are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2021 Humanity in Action Racial Equity Grant! Senior Fellows Aasha Abdill, Alexandria Dyer, Caroline James, Chelsea Halstead, Katie Hahn, and Michelle Lo will receive grants to create new initiatives or further their existing projects that focus on racial justice in the US.
Thank you to our 2016 US Review and Admissions Committees
Humanity in Action received 513 applications for our Fellowships in Europe and Atlanta this year, as well as 165 applications for the Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship.
Announcing the 2015 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellows
Shifting Paradigms: Humanity in Action Senior Fellows on Policy and Pluralism Across Borders
Shifting Paradigms is a volume of diverse articles on cross-border policy and pluralism written by Humanity in Action Senior Fellows.
Surveillance at the Margins