Less than 20% of chronically absent students will earn their diploma.

Student attendance is the leading indicator of high school graduation. If we want our kids to show up for school—to find a path out of poverty and toward lifelong success—we have to show up for kids.

Kinvolved galvanizes students, parents, teachers, leaders, and community stakeholders around a shared goal: To increase student achievement by minimizing absenteeism.

We take a holistic approach to fighting chronic absenteeism, combining technology tools and human interventions to change the deeply ingrained behaviors and external factors affecting student attendance, including poverty, racism, and socio-economic exclusion.

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Miriam Altman, CEO and Co-founder

Miriam Altman

CEO and Co-Founder

A former NYC DOE high school history teacher, Miriam leads Kinvolved’s strategic planning and execution, business development and sales, fundraising and grants management, and investor and external relations.

As a 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 ensure families were informed of, and involved in, attendance conversations.

In addition to her leadership role at Kinvolved, Miriam is co-leader of the Attendance Subcommittee for South Bronx Rising Together, a STRIVE Together Collective Impact Organization, and a mentor for the Social Innovation Initiative and Women's Launch Pad at Brown University, from which she graduated with an Honors BA. She holds an MPA from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, and a MA, Ed., from Lehman College.

Alexandra Meis

CPO & Co-Founder

Alexandra manages Kinvolved’s growth on the ground, and bring to her work a deep empathy for families and end users. Her responsibilities include product and technical development, client success and operations, and impact evaluation. She also manages development of, and ongoing support for, Kinvolved’s Campus Kit, a Robin Hood Foundation-funded higher education mobile app.

Prior to Kinvolved, as an AmeriCorps VISTA member Alexandra served communities in the South Bronx, educating and advocating for families of children with special needs. She organized a support group for parents of children with autism, which she grow from five to more than one hundred participants over five years.

Alexandra is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community; she also mentors entrepreneurs in New York University’s Accelerator Programs. She holds an MPA in Health Policy and Analysis from NYU's Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service and a BA in Psychology from Lafayette College.

Tom Cl;arke

Tom Clarke

Kinvolved Technology Director; CEO and Founder of u2i

Tom is responsible for building the technology team that supports Kinvolved and for developing Kinvolved’s technology strategy.

Tom co-founded u2i in 2000 and has been building smart, passionate, tightly integrated teams to ensure u2i’s partners are successful. Tom and u2i have created a stable and predictable technology process that supports rapid development and has freed up internal teams to focus on developing the product and the business.

Tom has a computer science and software development background and holds a BEng in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK.

Doug Roberts

Doug Roberts

Business Development & District Partnerships Advisor

Doug Roberts is a proven leader of business development, marketing, and product management efforts in the K–12 curriculum and technology space. For more than 15 years, Doug has led partnerships between growing educational technology organizations and school districts nationwide. He is known by district leaders as a trusted partner who delivers high-quality, high-touch services and develops plans and solutions to meet district needs.

A former public high school social studies teacher, Doug graduated from Princeton University and earned an Ed.M. in Teaching and Curriculum from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

Jill Lubow

VP of Marketing

Jill specializes in strategic communications and education marketing. She helps organizations develop a sound strategy, create a realistic plan mapped to metrics that matter, and execute with artistry. She has served in sales, business development, and marketing roles at education organizations since 2005, and launched her consultancy in 2017.

A native of New York, Jill lives with her husband in Tacoma, WA. Outside the 9–5, Jill is the lead singer of Cover to Cover.

Runy Pswarayi

Runy Pswarayi

Creative Director

Runy leads all creative work at Kinvolved, designing all digital and print assets and ensuring a consistent, aesthetically pleasing user experience. He also works with the product and technical teams to design UI/UX for Kinvolved’s software applications.

Runy was born and raised in Zimbabwe, where he graduated from the University of Zimbabwe with a BSc. Honors Degree in Economics. He moved to the US in 1999 and completed his postgraduate degree in Information Systems at Strayer University. He worked as a designer for global non-profit organizations before joining Kinvolved in 2015.

Tyeshia Aguilar

Director of Professional Services

Tyeshia manages the strategic planning process for Kinvolved’s district partners, focusing on client success and partner experience. She also creates streamlined, scalable, efficient systems and operations protocols for Kinvolved’s products and services to support Kinvolved’s rapidly growing customer base.

Throughout her career, Tyeshia has leveraged her talents to help reduce the opportunity gap for students. Prior to Kinvolved, she worked at Teach For America and the New York City Department of Education, and she consulted for a number of education startups. She is a native Brooklynite with a Masters of Public Administration in Management from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, and a B.A. and B.S. from SUNY Buffalo.

Ramelle Brown

Ramelle Brown

Data and Integrations Manager

Ramelle is responsible for managing school district data integrations with Kinvolved. She works closely with our technical team and school districts to launch KiNVO and support users with ongoing data needs.

Ramelle joined Kinvolved with several years of experience in New York City schools both in direct service and data systems management. In both the NYC Department of Education and charter sector, she has worked with educators to create attendance policies and interventions as well as developed data systems and tools designed for school administration and faculty.

Ramelle is currently an MPA candidate at NYU's Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service and holds a BA in Political Science with a concentration in Public Policy from Kenyon College.

Xantal Tejada

Xantal Tejada

Client Success Coordinator

Xantal supports KiNVO’s users by providing assistance with technical and strategic product questions, conducting online trainings, and managing social media inquiries.

Xantal was born and raised in Guatemala. In 2012, she moved to the US to attend University of San Francisco, where she graduated with honors as a Communication Studies major with an emphasis on Peace and Justice Studies. Xantal participated in the International Peace and Security Institute’s Conflict Prevention, Resolution, & Reconciliation Symposium, and later moved to the East Coast, where she joined Kinvolved in 2017.

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