Miles Sandler is the director of engagement – education in Public Affairs for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where she serves as an advocate and constituency builder for the Foundation’s key educational outreach programs. She is responsible for designing and executing an education strategy that enhances awareness, generates engagement and drives action.
Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Sandler was a senior associate of education at the National League of Cities (NLC). There, she supported over 80 mayoral offices and city agencies across the nation to increase city capacity through comprehensive technical assistance, aiding mayors’ offices in developing sustainable education initiatives, partnerships with postsecondary institutions and collective impact collaboratives. Earlier, Sandler was a national urban fellow at the D.C. Promise Neighborhood Initiative, and led the development of a community health strategy to support the improvement of academic achievement among neighborhood students and families. Sandler began her career as a director at the Boys and Girls Club of Newburgh, leading a comprehensive afterschool program for youth in the inner-city of Newburgh, NY. She is an active volunteer at church, an advocate and member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Maryland and a tutor for the Thesis Advisor Program at Caesar Chavez Middle and High School.
Sandler earned a Master of Public Administration from the City University of New York – Baruch College and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the State University of New York – New Paltz.