"I'm inspired by Greenhouse's mission to combine storytelling and self-reflection with hands-on social justice work. I hope to find ways to help harness the creativity, passion, and interests of Greenhouse teens to tackle real-world social justice issues. "

Miriam Altman

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Kinvolved (LinkedIn)

A former NYC Department of Education high school history teacher, Miriam is CEO and Co-founder of Kinvolved, a social enterprise that has launched a movement to elevate student attendance. Miriam’s responsibilities include strategic planning and execution, business development and sales, fundraising and investor relations, hiring and managing a small team, public speaking, and more.

In the most recent fiscal year, the company's revenues surpassed expectations, growing by more than 130 percent. Attendance among Kinvolved partner schools increased 13 times that of their peer schools.

Kinvolved has been featured in press, including the New York Times, and has won awards from The Robin Hood Foundation, Teach For America, New York University, the University of Pennsylvania, and more. Miriam and her co-founder are winners of the Gratitude Award, Forbes 30 Under 30, and the Jo Ivey Boufford Award for Innovative Solutions to Public Service Challenges by New York University.

Miriam is co-leader of the Attendance Subcommittee for South Bronx Rising Together. She is also a mentor for the Social Innovation Initiative and Women's Launch Pad at Brown University from which she graduated with a BA with Honors. She also holds an MPA from the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, an MA, Ed., from Lehman College.