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!
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.
As a proud 2015 graduate of Fordham University, pursuing a career in modern dance, Brittany shares her gratitude for all those who lived this motto throughout her education.
Donnell is a proud alumnus of KIPP New Orleans and a current junior at Franklin & Marshall College. He serves as F&M’s student body President, and last summer he interned at the White House. Learn more about Donnell’s story and how he is changing the odds in his community.
We asked some of our KIPP Through College leaders, KIPP alumni, and staff from our partner universities to share their college experiences and advice. They’ve experienced the challenges and triumphs that come with earning a bachelor’s degree, and they’ve got lots of wisdom to share.
Throughout the fall, we will be highlighting their thoughts here. Today’s topic: expecting the unexpected.
Eight KIPP alumni share what they’ve learned about interning this summer to help their peers prepare for their first internship.