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.
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.
KIPP opens our 183rd school with 21 schools opening their doors for the first time this year! In this post, Richard Barth highlights four schools, the communities they are serving, and their founding leaders. Their stories are very different, but they are united by a common goal: to make sure every child has access to an education that opens doors of opportunity.
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.
By Marisa A. Ramirez, College Advisor, KIPP LA We know that the growth and development of our students as leaders involves not only a students’ ability to be successful in the classroom, but also in the workplace. As the job market becomes more and more competitive, it is essential for our students to hone their […]
By Mike Kerr, School Leader, KIPP Empower Academy At KIPP Empower Academy, our motto is “Strong in mind, body, and spirit.” Ultimately, we desire for all of our students to develop the means to be resilient and perseverant in the face of challenges on their climb to and through college. And the odds are stacked […]
This is a guest post from Marcia Aaron, KIPP LA Schools Executive Director. This week has been an exciting one for KIPP LA Schools. I am immensely proud to share that, through the hard work and dedication of our students and staff, KIPP LA Prep and KIPP Raíces Academy have achieved scores over 900 on […]