To maintain America’s meritocracy and protect our democracy, our leading institutions have an obligation to invest in financial aid and open the doors of college opportunity.
Josué is a proud alumnus of KIPP Houston and a current junior at Georgetown University. He serves on the board of Georgetown’s Latinx Leadership Forum, and last summer he interned on Capitol Hill. Learn more about Josué’s story and how he is changing the odds in his community.
At KIPP, we say that “Knowledge is Power.” One way to turn knowledge into power is by voting. This summer, as an intern with the Urban League of Greater New Orleans, I got to help high school students across the city—including KIPPsters like me—register to vote.
This summer, the Louisiana Legislature significantly reduced funding for the state scholarship program, TOPS. For students like Isaiah from KIPP New Orleans, this profoundly affects how and whether they can pay for college.
KIPP CEO Richard Barth’s email to the KIPP Team and Family addressing the shooting of Terence Crutcher: Dear KIPP Team and Family, By now, many of you have heard about Terence Crutcher, an unarmed African American male who was fatally shot by police in Tulsa, OK on Friday. As news outlets have reported, Mr. Crutcher was a beloved […]
Congratulations to everyone on such a terrific start to the school year! We’ve opened 17 new schools and our network is now 200 schools strong, educating nearly 80,000 KIPPsters across the country.
Last year we shared some thoughts and advice from one of our remarkable KIPP alumni: Manny Cabrera, an alum of KIPP Academy in Houston, TX, who had just graduated from law school. We caught up with Manny this month to hear about his first year as a lawyer–and he had lots to share!