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How KIPP Scholar Academy’s band director creates an inclusive space for all stude...

Vision to Learn partnered with KIPP Iluminar Academy to provide free vision screenings and glasses for students in need.

Learn more about how TreePeople's Natural Connections Outdoor Equity Program will give all KIPP SoCal schools the opportunity to enjoy free nature field trips!

After waiting 12 years for a permanent home, KIPP Scholar Academy (KSA) proudly unveiled its new, state-of-the-art campus to our beloved South LA community.

Discover the inspiring story behind KIPP SoCal’s first-ever Director of Equity, Dr. Queenie Johnson

At KIPP Empower Academy, a small group of dedicated mentors are building genuine connections with 3rd- and 4th-grade boys through the Brotherhood Mentorship Program.

We Are R.I.S.E. (Resilient, Intelligent, Successful, and Empowered) is a powerful mentorship program at KIPP Empower Academy that aims to empower young girls of color by equipping them with social-emotional and development skills to carry throughout their lives.

In honor of our 20th anniversary, we sat down with one of our most tenured team members to learn more about the evolution of KIPP SoCal and the different aspects of KIPP’s culture that have resonated with her over the years.

KIPP Ignite Academy is an elementary school in South Los Angeles where reading isn’t a solitary activity — it’s a communal experience celebrated and embraced throughout the campus.

From holiday parades to toy drives, here is a small peek into the community celebrations our schools poured their hearts into this holiday season!

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.