Deshay is a proud alumnus of KIPP Columbus and a current freshman at Capital University. She’s pursuing a degree in education and can’t wait to support students like herself on their journey to and through college. Learn more about Deshay’s story and how she is changing the odds in her community.
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.
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.
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.
D’Anza Smith is preparing to open a middle school next fall in Los Angeles. She shares her vision for the school and how she plans to make sure students experience all the rich learning experiences that Los Angeles has to offer.
Paloma Contreras, a Spanish teacher at KIPP Houston, explains why teaching Spanish is her passion. Her classes not only inspire students and families to learn a language, but also challenge them to grow in their knowledge of the world.