Jacobs Social Entrepreneur Fellow

Sidra Alvi

University of Pennsylvania

Sidra Alvi is finding ways to increase equity, equality, and opportunities for children with special needs in educational and societal spaces.

As a mother and member of the Muslim community, she has experienced the need for accommodations for differently abled children in religious and educational settings. To help these kids, her venture forms partnerships with Islamic preK-12 schools in the U.S. that lack a formal academic curriculum or special services for children. These supports will allow Muslim parents to enroll all their children in faith-based academic schools. By leveraging evidence-based research and edtech solutions, Alvi will help provide critical and inclusive learning experiences for more children in their early years.

Alvi earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a specialization in finance and a minor in English from Stony Brook University. She enjoys photography, traveling, and event planning.