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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.

KIPP Scholar Academy, one of only a few Performing Arts-focused middle schools in Los Angeles, has promoted creativity, self-expression, and self-confidence through its robust music program since 2012.

Jarvis Douglas has always enjoyed helping others, so when it came time to declare his major at Cal Poly Humboldt, he immediately gravitated toward Psychology. However, when he graduated, he was still determining which career path to take and decided to venture into teaching—a decision he's never regretted.

KIPP Comienza Community Prep's Folklorico Team recently had the opportunity to showcase their talents at a mariachi festival at Plaza La Alameda in Walnut Park and on a special Telemundo segment honoring the late mariachi legend Vicente Fernández.

By establishing the first-ever book club at KIPP Academy of Innovation, KIPP SoCal’s Director of Leadership Development, Adriana Rodriguez, has created a joyful, safe space for students to be their true, authentic selves as they develop a lifetime love of reading.

Kurtis Lee Thomas, an esteemed corporate mindfulness trainer and renowned founder of Breathwork Detox, recently visited KIPP Ignite Academy and KIPP Scholar Academy to read aloud his forthcoming children's book, "The Secret of Life."

In 2021, the KIPP Corazón Academy team put together a community tianguis (open-air market) to give families a space to sell their goods. This year, the tianguis featured 22 vendors and welcomed 400+ community members.

Carolyn Grass, dean at KIPP Academy of Innovation, shares her perspective on ChatGPT, a chatbot launched by OpenAI in November 2022.

In the summer of 2021, KIPP Academy of Opportunity educator Sierra Scoggins virtually launched Girls Who Read to empower and inspire young ladies from fifth-eighth grade through a shared love of literacy and beyond.

KIPP Philosophers Academy celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service in partnership with Skadden and CORE.

After the pandemic, KIPP Scholar Academy School Leader Tiffany Moore noticed a significant dip in reading growth and achievement, so she was determined to have her scholars fall in love with reading again. Then, she heard about Gordon Philanthropies, Inc.

KIPP Sol Academy is known for embracing the East Los Angeles community it calls home — and a prime example of the school's cultural richness is the KIPP Sol Mariachi.

KIPP Philosophers Academy, a school that prides itself on being a school of and for the community, teamed up with the Salas & Son’s Food Bank, a staple in the South Los Angeles community since 2010, to give away free food during the holiday season.

Allicia Martinez, associate director of school operations at KIPP Adelante Preparatory Academy, proudly identifies herself as Native American and actively stays connected to her cultural heritage through her relationship with nature and generational storytelling.

Watts native Keith Corbin—an acclaimed chef, author, and co-owner of modern soul food restaurant Alta Adams—recently shared his story of survival, resilience, and purpose with our KIPP Philosophers Academy scholars.

In 2019, Samantha Benedicto joined the KIPP Pueblo Unido founding team as an Instructional Assistant without the intention of ever becoming a teacher — now, she's a KIPP Lead Teacher.