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Miriam Altman-Reyes

Miriam Altman-Reyes

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder at Kinvolved

New York, New York

Miriam is the CEO and Co-founder of Kinvolved, a PK-12 education technology and services company re-engaging students and families in school across the US. She leads Kinvolved’s strategic planning and execution, business development and sales, fundraising, and board, investor, and external relations.

As an NYC DOE high school teacher, Miriam observed first-hand the impact attendance, and absenteeism, had on her students. She helped launch her school’s first Attendance Team, a group of faculty charged with implementing strategies to increase school-wide attendance. She found that the most successful intervention was to build a strong, two-way relationship with students and their families.

Through its KiNVO app, Kinvolved helps school systems build positive, two-way relationships between school and home via translated text-messaging-based nudges, and provides attendance and engagement data to school and district administrators to inform real-time interventions. Expert professional learning ensures deep usage and impact, such as an instant eight percent reduction in absenteeism across all grade levels, according to a spring 2021 research study.

Miriam has led the company in to raise $5M in funding to date and to win awards from The Robin Hood Foundation, Teach For America, New York University, the University of Pennsylvania, and more.

She is a Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation entrepreneur, was a two-time Entrepreneurial Fellow at Columbia University, and is an Education Pioneers and Teach For America Corps alumna. She is the winner of the Gratitude Award, has been named one of the Top 100 Influencers in EdTech, and was on the Forbes list of 30 Under 30. She is a

She has also been awarded the Jo Ivey Boufford Award Winner for Innovative Solutions to Public Service Challenges by New York University, where she earned an MPA from the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and has also taught in the social entrepreneurship program. Miriam earned an MA, Ed., from Lehman College, and a BA with Honors from Brown University, where she has been a Women’s LaunchPad Mentor since 2014.


Experience:

  • Nasdaq Foundation Fellow (Columbia | SIPA)
  • Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer (Kinvolved)
  • Adjunct Professor (NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service)
  • E Lab Fellow (Columbia University in the City of New York)
  • Strategic Advisor (Techfunic)

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