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Ms. Miriam Lewis Raccah

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Executive Director

Urban Teaching Corps
211 West 102Nd Street #3B
New York, New York 10025
United States

Company Description: At Urban Teaching Corps (UTC) we are committed to ensuring that a corps of high quality teachers is available to our urban students. Furthermore, we will ensure...   more
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Education

  • BA
    University of Arizona
  • MBA , Finance and International Business
    New York University
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Miriam Lewis Raccah
Miriam is the founder of Urban Teaching Corps and an educational entrepreneur working in the New York City education reform arena. She has more than 12 years of experience in the nonprofit sector with more than 10 years in education reform. Most recently, Miriam founded Girls Preparatory Charter School, a highly successful school on the Lower East Side, which was replicated in the South Bronx. In addition to Girls Prep, Miriam founded Public Prep, which manages the two schools and the Girls Prep middle school. Unique for being the only woman of color to start and run a Charter Management Organization, she is also known for her ability to pull together a great team of very diverse people to work with her to implement her vision.
Prior to Girls Prep, Ms. Raccah served as Director of Business Affairs and Development for Harlem Day Charter School where she was responsible for the day-to-day affairs of running a non-profit organization including budgeting, board relations, fundraising and strategic planning. Prior to her work with Charter Schools, Ms. Raccah worked for Friends of the Family Academy where she was Director of Strategy and Development, and The Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone where she was Director of Non-profit Development working to support non-profit organizations in Harlem and Upper Manhattan with grants and technical assistance. Ms. Raccah has also served as Associate Executive Director of the Jericho Project and was instrumental in transforming that organization from a start-up to an established organization poised for continued growth.
Ms. Raccah has a BA from University of Arizona in general studies and an MBA in Finance and International Business from New York University.
Welcome to Girls Prep
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Miriam Lewis Raccah
Executive Director, Co-Founder mraccah@girlsprep.org
Miriam Lewis Raccah is the Executive Director and co-founder of Girls Preparatory Charter School. She seeks to create in Girls Prep the single-sex educational experience she sought for her daughter. Prior to working together with Bryan Lawrence and Eric Grannis to found Girls Prep, Ms. Raccah served as Director of Business Affairs and Development for Harlem Day Charter School where she was responsible for the day-to-day affairs of running a non-profit organization including budgeting, board relations, fundraising and strategic planning.
Prior to her work with Charter Schools, Ms. Raccah worked for Friends of the Family Academy where she was Director of Development, and The Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone where she was Director of Non-profit Development working to support non-profit organizations in Harlem and Upper Manhattan with grants and technical assistance. Ms. Raccah has also served as Associate Executive Director of the Jericho Project and was instrumental in transforming that organization from a start-up to an established organization poised for continued growth.
Ms. Raccah has an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business in Finance and International Business. She worked in public finance after completing her MBA and moved to the non-profit sector because she wanted to make more of an impact in peoples' lives. She has also completed the Middle Management Program at the Institute for Non-Profit Management at Columbia University and has served on several boards of directors. Daily News Profile
CSRWire | International Society of Sustainability Professionals
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"Reading and literacy are a primary focus in our curriculum model," commented Miriam Lewis Raccah, founder of Girls Prep schools, and CEO of Public Prep.
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