Stand Together CEO Brian Hooks named to TIME 100Next list, recognizing Stand Together’s work on bridging divides and empowering people to solve the country’s biggest problems

TIME has recognized Stand Together’s work to support innovative solutions that bridge divides on critical issues by naming Stand Together Chairman and CEO Brian Hooks to the 2021 TIME100 Next list.

Dr. Priscilla Chan, co-founder and co-CEO of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, wrote in the announcement for TIME that despite the immense challenges facing the country, what gives her hope are:

“Leaders like Brian Hooks and organizations like Stand Together—the philanthropic nonprofit he leads—who recognize that rebuilding our justice system, among the many other issues they tackle, starts with rethinking the way we work. They see that scalable progress is only possible when we partner with others and build bridges across every imaginable divide.”

Chan goes on to say, “It sends a message to anyone who’s trying to move mountains in tough, often divided spaces, that we’re our best selves and get to our best outcomes when we work together.”

An expansion of the TIME100 list of the most influential people in the world, TIME100 Next highlights 100 rising leaders who are shaping the future of business, entertainment, sports, politics, health, science, activism, and more.

You can find Hooks’ full TIME100 Next profile here.