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.
Meet Emani’. KIPP Bay Area alumna and recent Spelman graduate. Emani’ wants to start a support group for mothers of color that provides resources for those who strive to balance raising a family with work, education, health and community involvement.
Setting students up for college success doesn’t end when they graduate high school. In fact, that’s just the beginning. Students—especially those from low-income backgrounds—need support all the way through to college graduation day. These 10 schools are leading the way in doing just that.
Richard Barth, Chief Executive Officer of the KIPP Foundation, shares his five highlights from 2014, including the fact that there are more KIPP students in college today than were in the entire KIPP network 10 years ago.