Ann Birnbaum Miles has more than 20 years of experience leading nonprofits and working with community members and government agencies to create partnerships resulting in better outcomes for young people. She currently serves as the Chief Program Officer of Fair Chance, a social change organization that builds the capacity of community-based nonprofits to deepen their impact, sustainability, and success in achieving life-changing results for children, youth, and families living in communities affected by racism, discrimination, and poverty. As the leader of Fair Chance’s core business Ann sets vision, guides program strategy, and ensures results are achieved by promoting a culture that fosters a commitment to learning and quality improvement through data collection and analysis.
Prior to joining Fair Chance, Ann led the Washington, DC chapter of Experience Corps, a national affiliate organization that engages adult volunteers ages 50+ to be reading tutors in public elementary schools. She expanded and improved program quality by implementing a new literacy curriculum, designing an outcome-based evaluation, and increasing the number and depth of community partnerships.
Before relocating to the east coast, Ann launched San Francisco’s first school-based community center for youth and families. Responding to a citywide initiative to provide comprehensive services to Mission District residents, she secured government contracts and private funding, established partnerships with neighborhood organizations, schools and government agencies, and led staff to deliver community-responsive programs.
Ann received a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Princeton University.