KIPP Generations Academy is a tuition-free, college-preparatory charter public school and is part of the national KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) network of 256 schools in 20 states and Washington, DC.

At KIPP Generations, we honor our past, empower our present, and brighten our future. We amplify the strength of our students, families, and community through an education rooted in our identities and endless opportunities for all. Together we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us as we uplift each other and achieve multigenerational change for a just tomorrow.

*A grade level will be added each year until we are fully grown as a middle school (grades 5-8th).

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Our School Vision for KIPP Generations Academy

School Core Values

  • Courage
  • Empathy
  • Optimism

School Leader

Tricia Dong

Founding School Leader

“Leading KIPP Generations Academy is more than founding and leading a school, it is a commitment to my KIPPsters, families, community, and their generations."

About Our School Leader

Tricia Kiely Dong was born and raised in the South Bay and her family has had roots in Los Angeles since they immigrated to the United States during the early 19th century. From an early age, her family taught her the importance of community, family, and education. She received her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations (Global Business) and Sociology from the University of Southern California. 

Tricia began her career in education as a Teach For America corps member in Waianae, Hawai’i, teaching 7th and 8th grade math inclusion at Waianae Intermediate School. She joined the KIPP Team and Family when she moved to San Jose, California to be a part of the KIPP Heritage Academy founding team. For five years, Tricia held the different roles of 5th grade founding math teacher, 6th grade founding math teacher, 6th grade-level chair, Assistant Principal, and interim School Leader. Tricia joined the KIPP SoCal Public Schools Team and Family as a School Leader Fellow and Assistant School Leader at KIPP Corazon Upper School, KIPP Academy of Innovation, and KIPP Academy of Opportunity. Tricia is excited and grateful to continue her education journey back to the community where generations of her family have called home!

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