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.
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!
We know that college graduation rates are just too low for first-generation college-goers and students of color. For the past five years, KIPP has been partnering with colleges and universities across the country to help change that reality. In that time, we’ve learned some valuable lessons. Our annual KIPP School Summit provided the opportunity to take our learning one step further.
We’ve never been more excited about the year to come, which includes many ‘firsts’ for KIPP. New initiatives to learn more from our peers, to share more of what we know, and to adapt in order to better confront the challenges our students face. Read about three here!
Jorge Miranda, Director of High School Leadership Development at the KIPP Foundation, walks through five test-taking strategies for juniors who are preparing to take the ACT.
Lonneshia Webb, a College Persistence Manager at KIPP LA Schools, supports students who are in college and striving to reach graduation day. She know what sorts of challenges these students may encounter — because she’s faced them herself. Learn how she’s making an impact on her community and helping KIPP alumni reach their highest potential.
There’s a watershed moment happening on college campuses. From large universities like Mizzou and Yale to small colleges like Amherst and Claremont McKenna, students are speaking out against systemic racism in higher education. KIPP’s National Director of KIPP Through College offers a few thoughts for students of color currently navigating the waters on college campuses this fall.