News & Stories Blog

As we celebrate all of our college-bound KIPPsters, we are thrilled to announce that eight KIPP SoCal alumni have each been recognized with a $60,000 national scholarship to help defray college costs and more. Meet our 2022 Amplify, Goldberg, and Rales scholarship recipients!

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Mrs. Lanfre’s ”Day in the Life” ensuring that all of our charter public schools are operationally successful so that students have access to safe, joyful learning environments every day.

As part of the KIPP Excel program, along with many of our talented and excelling students, 16 of our KIPPsters have been accepted to independent or boarding high schools and collectively receiving over $1 million in financial aid awards!

The teams behind the KIPP Compton Community School, Wolff Family Campus celebrate a Bronze Award for “Community Impact Project” presented by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Read more on "the school that love built!"

"I have been able to build a solid foundation for After-School Programming throughout our Southern California public schools." Get a behind-the-scenes look at Mrs. Yarahuan’s “Day in the Life” directing Expanded Learning and supporting our team and families.

At KIPP Iluminar Academy, class was in session with the Alphabet Rockers bringing students together with their music, dance moves, encouraging words, and the magic of books and reading, including their very first picture book, You Are Not Alone.

As we honor Black History Always, we want to acknowledge the stigma and barriers with mental health in the Black community and how to get help.

School spirit soared at KIPP Comienza Community Prep when students received a surprise visit by a world-famous Harlem Globetrotter basketball player while one lucky student had the opportunity to conduct his very own exclusive interview.

“It makes my heart happy knowing that the work that I am doing has a positive influence on so many lives.” Check out Dean Walker's "Day in the Life" leading academics and building meaningful relationships at KIPP Empower Academy.

We virtually sat down with New York Times bestselling author Rio Cortez to discuss "The ABCs of Black History", her illustrated picture book, that explores the timeline of Black history in America.

In honor of Dr. King’s legacy, our KIPP Scholar student Eliana B. along with four KIPPsters from across the country are reciting an excerpt from one of his most iconic speeches.

U.S. News & World Report announced 9 awards to KIPP SoCal Public Schools for being among the Best Schools across the country!

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Coach Chavez's “Day in the Life” teaching physical education with a charisma that makes each lesson fun and exciting for students at KIPP Corazón Academy.

KIPP SoCal Public Schools has partnered with The Salvadoran American Leadership & Educational Fund and 986 Pharmacy to provide our families and communities with another shield of protection against COVID-19.

"Our school belongs to the people of Compton." Described as the "School that Love Built," KIPP Compton Community School, a TK-3* charter public school, recently celebrated completion of its new Wolff Family Campus.

Meet Katelyn Johnson, she not only teaches the knowledge and skills, but also inspires the passion needed for our students to achieve their goals! Get a behind-the-scenes look at Ms. Johnson's “Day in the Life” teaching math and making connections at KIPP Pueblo Unido.

For Homeless Youth Awareness Month, we highlight our year-round support of all students to remove barriers for equal-education rights, especially for our unhoused students.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Mr. Sanders’ “Day in the Life” in managing school operations at KIPP Corazón Academy, an award-winning tuition-free, college-preparatory TK-7* charter public school in South Gate.

Meet Sophie Cruz, a current 7th grader at KIPP Corazón Academy, known as one of the youngest activists in the world — “a political icon for immigration activists.”

"Mariachi music is the heart of our culture." KIPP SoCal’s Student Enrollment Associate, Cynthia Avila, is dedicated to preserving Mariachi culture, advocating for social justice, immigration, equality, and women empowerment.

During Latinx Heritage Month, Yuliana Espinoza, KIPPStar teacher at KIPP Comienza Community Prep, shared about her family, the determination for success, and a “Day in the Life” of teaching third grade.

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. It's important to understand the issues concerning suicide and mental health, help others in crisis, and change the conversation around suicide.

Thanks to a generous donation made to KIPP SoCal Public Schools, KIPPsters received a solid science foundation with complete science take-home kits during Distance Learning.

Meet alumnus Cedric Joe, star of the "Space Jam" movie — he shares his learnings at KIPP SoCal, and accomplishments and advice in acting.

As we prepare for our first day back at school, we reflect on this past academic year with a “Day in the Life” of Emily Barclay, music teacher at KIPP Raíces Academy, during distance learning.