In gratitude for the KIPP Team and Family’s commitment to educational excellence, KIPP Foundation CEO Richard Barth shares a few highlights from 2017.
Luis is your All-American student. He’s a dedicated Eagle Scout who’s dream is to attend medical school at the University of Oklahoma. He came to the United States when he was just 3 years old. As a current junior in high school, the Dream Act can protect Luis and Dreamers like him.
Roberto was eight when his uncle brought him to the United States in search of a better life. As a current college junior, Roberto is fulfilling his American Dream. Now he is praying that Congress takes action to protect DACA recipients like him.
Maria is a teacher for KIPP San Antonio. Maria urges everyone to stand on the right side of history and fight for DREAMers like herself and her students. She understands the damage rescinding DACA has done and is not afraid to stand up, speak out, and fight.
KIPP Austin Public Schools Alumna, Adriana, shares her family’s journey from Mexico to America. DACA has given her a voice she did not have before, but the uncertainty of her status still lingers.
Levi is an alumnus of KIPP Austin Public Schools. DACA not only helped him, but also helped him support his family. Levi is currently enrolled at Lycoming College.
Miriam is an alumna of Green Dot Public Schools and Loyola Marymount University. DACA has made her dreams of thriving in the United States a reality. Miriam is now a full-time kindergarten teacher and pursuing her Masters in Elementary Education.