Just-A-Start recently welcomed a new Director of Education & Training! Miriam Ortiz, formerly JAS’s Director of Workforce Development, transitioned into her new role within the organization last month. Prior to joining Just-A-Start, Miriam was Chief of Staff at Italian Home for Children and Associate Director and Youth and Families Program Manager at Centro Latino. Beyond these positions, Miriam is also one of the founders and Chair of the Board of Directors for the Student Immigrant Movement, a statewide youth-led organization, which empowers undocumented students to become civically active.
Miriam holds a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College, a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Institute for Nonprofit Practice, and a Master of Public Policy as a Neighborhood Fellow at Tufts’ Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Department. Originally from Mexico, Miriam has a personal commitment to working with people in her community with a strengths-based approach to remove barriers to educational, social and economic mobility. Please join us in congratulating Miriam!