Students of New Orleans, Citizens of the World


Towana Pierre-Floyd shares her vision for the school she plans to open next fall: Early College Academy at KIPP Renaissance High School. She reflects on travel experiences that shaped her, and looks forward to leading a school where students focus on values like excellence, global perspective and self-identity.

KIPP Goes to College:
Our Advice for Those Just Getting Started

George Ramirez, KIPP NYC alumnus (Yale University)

We know the adjustment to college isn’t always easy, but we also know it gets better. To help make month two a little bit easier, we’ve being asking some of our KIPP alumni, KIPP Through College leaders, and staff from our partner universities to share their college experiences and advice.

A Note from KIPP New Orleans

New Orleans

Below is a note from Rhonda Aluise, Executive Director of KIPP New Orleans, to her team and family, addressing the recent tragedies that have impacted the New Orleans community. Dear New Orleans Team and Family, We are all heartsick over the senseless deaths this week of Brandon Adams and Christine Marcelin of KIPP Believe. It comes at a […]

The Most Important Profession There Is

Educators who make a difference 3

By Colin Smith, Founding School Leader, KIPP New Orleans Last week, we received an email from an education major who wrote about the unexpected negativity she is experiencing from her peers, family members, and even professors towards the teaching profession. I responded to her directly, but I know she is not alone. Her thoughts bring […]


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