Kinvolved is increasing graduation rates among at-risk students by improving attendance and communication among schools, after school programs, and family members. Schools and after school programs use our app to record attendance, notify families and coaches of absence and lateness, and track behavioral trends to identify who missed school or after school programs, when, and why, to inform interventions. They also use our app to share announcements and updates about upcoming field trips or exams, for example, with families, coaches, and mentors in real time via 2-way SMS, email, or phone.

  • Industry: Education
  • Year Started: 2013
  • Organization Type: For-Profit
  • # of Employees: 2 ( as of Dec 31, 2013)

Miriam Altman

Co-founder, Chief Business Officer

Miriam started her career as a public high school history educator in 2008 as a member of the Teach For America NYC Corps, through which she witnessed the immense disparities in the U.S. education system. She became particularly concerned about absenteeism and lack of family engagement, leading her to co-found Kinvolved, a social enterprise dedicated to fighting these problems in high need communities using technology. While studying Management and Policy at NYU's Wagner School of Public Service, from which she graduated with an MPA, she was a 2012 Education Pioneers Fellow and recipient of the Boufford Award for Innovation in Public Service with her co-founder. Miriam also earned her MA.,Ed. in Secondary Social Studies Education from Lehman College and BA with Honors from Brown University in News Media and Societal Change.

  • Age: 31
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian

Alexandra Meis

Co-founder, Chief Product Officer

Prior to co-founding Kinvolved, Alexandra was a program manager for Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center’s Autism Center in the South Bronx. She worked with healthcare providers to develop, implement, and evaluate services and educational programming for patients and their families. She also advocated for appropriate educational services for patients from the NYC Department of Education. Alexandra was a member of 2012 NYC Cohort of Education Pioneers She also formerly served as an Americorps*VISTA. Alexandra graduated in 2013 from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service with a Masters in Public Administration.

  • Age: 31
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian

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