About Mia Henry

Mia Henry has been the Director of the Chicago Freedom School since it opened in 2007. She has extensive experience in non-profit program management and teaching youth in and out of the classroom. Mia has served as the Associate Director of the Mikva Challenge, a Program Associate for Facing History and Ourselves, a program coordinator for the City University of New York and a high school teacher for Chicago Public Schools. She had conducted workshops for teachers and youth that connect history to social change and organized and led many educational trips for youth domestically and abroad. In addition, Mia has been a consultant to the education programs at the Chicago History Museum and the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute. She is also served as a volunteer with Heartland Alliance and a community representative for the South Shore School of Entrepreneurship Local School Council. Mia is on the advisory boards of the Mikva Challenge and the Children and Family Justice Center at Northwestern University School of Law. She earned her B.A. from Rutgers University and her M.S.Ed from the University of Pennsylvania.