Sara Miller is the Founder & Executive Director of A House on Beekman. Sara moved to the South Bronx during her college years at New York University to live among and learn from families in the poorest neighborhood in the United States. After living in the neighborhood for several years, in 2012, she founded A House on Beekman alongside several community members, and has spent the last seven years growing the nonprofit from one staff member, four participants, and a budget of a few thousand dollars to an organization with over 25 staff members, over 225 annual participants, and an annual budget of over $1.5M. Her work at A House on Beekman has been featured in The New York Times and O Magazine. She has lived in the Bronx for 11 years, is married to Brad and is mom to Halle.
A House on Beekman started when two college girls from NYU moved to the South Bronx on an adventure to live more like Jesus and love the marginalized in their City. They started by having kids over to their house on Beekman Avenue after school and befriending young moms in the neighborhood. Now 10 years later, A House on Beekman is building a seamless series of programs from birth to career to empower the next generation of the South Bronx to reach their full potential. AHOB offers classes for pregnant women and parents of young children, a licensed Preschool and an After School Program, afterschool programs for elementary and middle school, as well as summer programs.