Startup Showcase: Kinvolved

Kinvolved is an app to improve K-12 student attendance by sharing real-time information among families, schools, and after-school programs. Currently, one in five ninth graders will not graduate with their peers, and the majority of students who have dropped out say the best way to keep kids in schools it to involve and communicate with families. Kinvolve's app records, analyzes, and communicates attendance data seamlessly and quickly to ensure students receive the support they need to keep them in school.

Kinvolved was co-founded in 2012 by two alumni of NYU's Wagner School of Public Policy, Alexandra Meis and Miriam Altman. During their time at NYU, Kinvolved won first prize in the social venture track of the $200k Entrepreneurs Challenge, and were accepted into the NYU Summer Launchpad accelerator program. They currently work at the Blue Ridge Foundation in Brooklyn, NY with their expanding team.