Meet Alejandra. KIPP LA alumna and recent Boston University graduate. Alejandra plans to use her degree to make medical devices and eventually, to improve access to healthcare in underdeveloped countries.
Meet Emani’. KIPP Bay Area alumna and recent Spelman graduate. Emani’ wants to start a support group for mothers of color that provides resources for those who strive to balance raising a family with work, education, health and community involvement.
Meet Manny. KIPP Houston alumnus and recent law school graduate. His advice to KIPP students? Really think about what you want to do in life, and then find someone who has already traveled that path and learn as much as you can from them.
Meet Jordan. KIPP Baltimore alumnus and recent University of Pittsburgh graduate. Jordan plans to go to Emerson for an MFA program in Creative Writing. After that, he wants to to write for TV cartoons and create a cartoon of his own.
Erica Mariola, a kindergarten teacher at KIPP East Community Primary in New Orleans, won the Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice today. She’s one of only four extraordinary teachers chosen from across the country to receive this award.
Meet Jennifer. KIPP Houston alumna and recent Duke University graduate. Jennifer says college boosted her confidence and empowered her with the skills to make meaningful contributions in her community.
Setting students up for college success doesn’t end when they graduate high school. In fact, that’s just the beginning. Students—especially those from low-income backgrounds—need support all the way through to college graduation day. These 10 schools are leading the way in doing just that.