Miles Sandler

Director of Engagement-Education in Public Affairs Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

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 education outreach programs. Through storytelling, strategic communication, and authentic engagement, Miles works to enhance awareness and drive action to improve educational and life outcomes for children that deserve exceptional opportunities.

Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Sandler was a senior associate of education at the National League of Cities. She supported city leaders from over 80 municipalities in building equitable city initiatives to improve postsecondary completion rates, increase access to quality afterschool and strengthen city and school relationships. 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 of neighborhood students and families. She began her career as a director at the Boys and Girls Club of Newburgh, leading a comprehensive inner-city afterschool program for youth in the inner-city of Newburgh, NY.

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. She is a proud alumna of National Urban Fellows and Surge Institute, where both entities are dedicated to increase the representation of leaders of color.