News & Stories Blog

OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation, the leading global vision care foundation, and Sunglass Hut recently hosted vision clinics at KIPP Promesa Prep and KIPP Endeavor College Prep in late October.

Growing up, talking about identity, especially as a Native American, was complicated for KIPP SoCal CEO Angella Martinez. Amid Native American Heritage Month, here’s what she has learned and wants to share with other school leaders.

In California, we’re facing the largest educator workforce crisis in our history ...

Julie Wright was a former KIPP educator and long-standing champion of KIPP's mission, who passed away in 2020. This story celebrates Julie's journey to a purposeful life and legacy.

At KIPP SoCal, we’re committed to creating a joyful, anti-racist school culture. A recent example of this commitment in action took place at KIPP Comienza Community Preparatory Lower School.

Meet Bryan Coreas, our inspiring KIPP Forward Counselor whose primary mission is to provide caring support and guidance to KIPP SoCal alums as they navigate their chosen career paths.

At KIPP Vida Preparatory Academy in South Los Angeles, Registrar Lizeth Guevara has grown a deep passion for building good attendance habits that set students up for success.

On August 4, we celebrated a huge milestone — the groundbreaking for KIPP Ignite Academy's future home on 81st Street in South Los Angeles' Florence-Firestone neighborhood!

The wait is over! After much anticipation, KIPP Compton Community School officially welcomed its first-ever fifth-grade cohort to its new upper school campus on Wilmington Avenue on August 17.

KIPP SoCal Glossary

August 24, 2023

To help our students, families, team members, and community members navigate the acronyms and words we frequently use, we’ve created a glossary to help ground everyone in our KIPP SoCal culture.

Meet Jacob — a KIPP Innovation alumnus who graduated high school a year early as the valedictorian with a 4.7 GPA and recently graduated from Rio Hondo College with 7 degrees

Every year, the KIPP Forward Scholarship Fund awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to KIPP SoCal alums entering college to help offset some of their college expenses and support their college journey.

Meet Nareth — a KIPP Adelante alumna headed to John Hopkins University as a pre-med student in the fall.

Meet Elvira — a KIPP Adelante alumna headed to UC Irvine in the fall and majoring in biomedical engineering.

Meet Sheldon — a KIPP Empower Academy and KIPP Philosophers Academy alum headed to UC Merced in the fall.

At the center of KIPP Corazón Academy is the Family Leadership Council, which has been pivotal in fostering a strong sense of belonging among students, families, teachers, team members, and community members since the school’s founding in 2017.

Rales and Goldberg scholarship winners

After a competitive nationwide search, we are proud to announce that the KIPP Foundation has recognized six college-bound KIPP SoCal alums for their outstanding achievements by awarding each of them $60,000.

Since joining the team in 2021, Jordan has led with love, ignited creativity, and fostered artistic growth as KSOL’s only 7th-grade art teacher. Learn more about Jordan and how she encourages her students as they prepare for MOKA.

Two KIPP Vida Preparatory Academy student artists, Benson and Philia, give a sneak preview of their MOKA masterpieces and share about their artistic process.

Since 2018, KIPP Corazón Academy middle school has prided itself on being a restorative community fueled by students, educators, team members, and family members who frequently use their individual and collective voices to uplift, connect, and empower one another.

13 KIPPSters have been accepted to independent and boarding schools, receiving an average award of $44,000 and collectively receiving over 1 million dollars in financial aid awards!

Every year, the Karsh Family KIPPStar Awards brings together the entire region to celebrate the unwavering determination of our students and families, the enduring support of our partners, and the dedication of our team and family.

KIPP Sol Academy Dean and founding school team member, César Alfaro, shares his KIPP journey and the importance of paying it forward.

KIPP SoCal expresses its deepest condolences to the Salas family and the entire South Los Angeles community on the recent loss of José Armando Salas, the owner of the Salas & Son's Food Pantry

To gain a deeper understanding of the issues she hopes to address one day as a policymaker, Vanessa Zelaya joined the KIPP SoCal Teacher Residency Program to get first-hand experience as a teacher.