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Our Communities

KIPP SoCal believes in the power of community. We strive to learn, support, and grow with one another with the interest of providing all children and families with the necessary resources to achieve lifelong success.

Joyful & Academically Excellent Schools

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Our Public Schools

Since 2003, KIPP SoCal Public Schools has operated 8 schools in East Los Angeles area: KIPP Academy of Innovation, KIPP Endeavor College PrepKIPP Iluminar AcademyKIPP LA PrepKIPP Poder Public SchoolKIPP Promesa Prep,  KIPP Raíces Academy, and KIPP Sol Academy.

Student Community

  • 3250 Students
  • 97% Black or Latinx
  • 4% Free & Reduced Lunch
  • 13% Students with Special Needs
  • 20% English Language Learner

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Our Impact

We are always looking for opportunities to partner and contribute to the positive community building efforts taking place in East LA. Past partnerships include: 

  • COVID-19 School Site Vaccination Clinics
  • Alma Family Services Workshops for Developmental Disabilities Behavior Management Programs
  • Heart of Compassion Food & Wellness Kit Distribution
  • AltaMed Access for Free Dental Care Services, including screenings, oral health education, and fluoride treatment.
  • Mexican American Opportunity Foundation for Community Access to Healthy Meals

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Community Resources

We provide educational, action-oriented, and health & wellness community programs, like school site COVID-19 Vaccination clinics and Monthly Wellness Wednesday community information sessions. 

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Get Involved

Connect with us through our Advocacy newsletter and find out ow you can get involved with our community-building initiatives throughout Southern California. 

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Our Public Schools

Since 2003, KIPP SoCal Public Schools has operated six schools in South Los Angeles and one in Compton: KIPP Academy of Opportunity, KIPP Empower Academy, KIPP Ignite Academy, KIPP Philosophers Academy, KIPP Scholar Academy, KIPP Vida Preparatory Academy, and KIPP Compton Community School.

Student Community

  • 3,080 Students
  • 97% Black or Latinx
  • 90% Free or Reduced Lunch
  • 13% Special Education
  • 20% English Language Learner

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Our Impact

We are always looking for opportunities to partner and contribute to the positive community building efforts taking place in South LA. Past partnerships include: 

  • South LA Chalkathon Census Awareness & Outreach
  • South LA Cafe for Community Access to Healthy Food
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Community Resources

We provide educational, action-oriented, and health & wellness community programs, like school site COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics and Monthly Wellness Wednesday community information sessions. 

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Get Involved

Learn more about how you can get involved in our efforts to keep our community safe. Or find out how you can connect with our community-building initiatives throughout SoCal.

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Our Public Schools

Since 2010, KIPP SoCal Public Schools has operated three TK-8 schools in Southeast Los Angeles, each with an elementary and middle school: KIPP Comienza Community PrepKIPP Corazón Academy, KIPP Pueblo Unido.

Student Community

  • 2,167 Students
  • 99% Black or Latinx
  • 87% Free or Reduced Lunch
  • 12% Special Education
  • 26% English Language Learner

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Our Impact

We are always looking for opportunities to partner and contribute to the positive community building efforts taking place in Southeast LA. Past partnerships include: 

  • Los Angeles County Mental Health Department for Mental Health Support & Resources 
  • Southeast Community Development Corporation Drive-Thru Census Awareness & Outreach
  • Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Census Initiative
  • SELA Collaborative and the City of Maywood for 2020 Census Caravan
  • Community Forums in Cudahy
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Community Resources

We provide educational, action-oriented, and health & wellness community programs, like school site COVID-19 vaccination clinics and Monthly Wellness Wednesday community information sessions. 

Teacher and student

Get Involved

Connect with us through our Advocacy newsletter and find hout ow you can get involved with our community-building initiatives throughout Southern California. 

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Our Public Schools

Since 2003, KIPP SoCal Public Schools has operated one school in San Diego: KIPP Adelante Preparatory Academy

Student Community

  • 324 Students
  • 98% Black or Latinx
  • 90% Free or Reduced Lunch
  • 20% Special Education
  • 51% English Language Learner

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Our Impact

We care passionately about our immediate community of Southeastern San Diego as well as the larger San Diego County community. We actively seek to partner with our leaders, non-profit organizations, parents, and all who share in the desire to make San Diego a more equitable place for all. Past partnerships include: 

  • COVID-19 Virtual Community Health Webinar with Family Health Centers of San Diego and Legal Aid Society of San Diego
  • Community Distance Learning Software with Councilmember Monica Montgomery, the Jackie Robinson YMCA, Malcolm X Library and the Elementary Institute of Science
  • Collaborative Census 2020 Efforts & Census Site in San Diego led by JoAnn Fields, the API Initiative, Paving Great Futures, and the Jacobs Center
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Community Resources

We provide educational, action-oriented, and health & wellnesscommunity programs, like weekly meal distribution during Distance Learning and Monthly Wellness Wednesday community information sessions. 

MEAL PROGRAM  WELLNESS WEDNESDAY

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Get Involved

Connect with us through our Advocacy newsletter and find out ow you can get involved with our community-building initiatives throughout Southern California. 

KIPP is Community

KIPP SoCal works to meet the needs of our communities through educational, action-oriented and health & wellness community based programs. We partner with families and local organizations in our communities to support healthy development for our KIPPsters and advocate for community-centric issues important to our student and broader community. Explore and partner with us today.

Our Current Initiatives

Over the past decade, we have built 13 brand new, safe, nurturing campuses for our KIPPsters, with commitments to build permanent homes for each of our schools. From finding the location, to conducting due diligence and studies, securing entitlements and permits, all the way through to construction & inspections—honoring our commitment to our KIPPsters is always a timely, community-driven and rewarding process!

KEA/KAO Advocacy

South LA Community Advocacy Effort

 8466-8500  S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90003

KIPP Empower Academy and KIPP Academy of Opportunity have been supporting students and families from our neighborhood for 18 years. The unsafe activities and incidents at The Palms Motel – located adjacent to both of our schools – has caused deep community concern; we are advocating to ensure the safety and well-being of our communities.

KIPP Comienza's Permanent Campus

Huntington Park, 90255

We are so excited to have secured a potential location for KIPP Comienza Upper School's permanent campus! While there’s lots to do before we open our doors, we wanted to share the news and hear from you! Please contact us if you have thoughts or questions about the project.

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KIPP Compton's Permanent Campus

Compton, District 3

We are so excited about our plans to build KIPP Compton Upper School's permanent campus! While there’s lots to do before we open our doors, we wanted to share the news and hear from you! Please contact us if you have thoughts or questions about the project.

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KIPP Ignite's Permanent Campus

1628 E 81st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90001

We are so excited to have secured a potential location for KIPP Ignite's permanent campus! While there’s lots to do before we open our doors, we wanted to share the news and hear from you! Please contact us if you have thoughts or questions about the project.

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KIPP Scholar's Permanent Campus

6100 S Hoover St. Los Angeles, CA 90044

We are so excited to have secured a potential location for KIPP Scholar's permanent campus! While there’s lots to do before we open our doors, we wanted to share the news and hear from you! Please contact us if you have thoughts or questions about the project.

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