Igniting the Change: Celebrating KIPP Comienza Community Prep’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Igniting the Change:  Celebrating KIPP Comienza Community Prep’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Huntington Park, CA — May 27, 2022 — KIPP Comienza Community Prep, a California Distinguished, tuition-free, college-preparatory TK-8 charter public school, will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and school tours on Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 4 to 6 p.m. celebrating the newly constructed Kim Frank Family Campus for the Lower School, and the incredible community of individuals who made the dream of KIPP Comienza a reality.

"We are so proud to celebrate our permanent home in Huntington Park, our community that we love deeply," said Krystal Vega-Washington, School Leader at KIPP Comienza Community Prep. The campus is specifically located at 7300 Roseberry Ave., Huntington Park, CA.

“The KIPP Comienza Community Prep campus feels like a home away from home. I was born and raised in this community and back then we didn’t have these opportunities — a whole-child approach to learning, high-quality curriculum, and such a welcoming environment where the school staff feels like family to us,” added Nancy Gonsalez, parent to three students.

KIPP Comienza Community Prep is built on the belief that great schools and strong relationships transform communities. With over 33,000 square feet of facilities, students can enjoy an outdoor area with a super fun structure for all ages, a great multi-purpose room, dozens of classrooms for KIPP Comienza’s specialties, and state-of-the-art technology.

KIPP Comienza Community Prep-Lower School
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & School Tour

Thursday, June 2, 2022
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The Kim Frank Family Campus
7300 Roseberry Ave, Huntington Park, CA

Join us for a formal program beginning at 5 p.m., including special remarks by:

Superintendent Alberto Carvalho
Los Angeles Unified School District

Mayor Graciela Ortiz
City of Huntington Park

Krystal Vega-Washington, School Leader
KIPP Comienza Community Prep-Lower School

Angella Martinez, CEO
KIPP SoCal Public Schools

Performance by:
KIPP Comienza Danza Folklorico

Our community is thrilled that KIPP Comienza, where we believe in academic rigor, joy-filled classrooms, and a commitment to justice and equity, has a space where our students can learn, grow, and thrive," said Ms. Vega-Washington. "We are deeply grateful to everyone who helped us realize our community’s dream of having a beautiful permanent home that our children deserve."

About KIPP Comienza Community Prep
KIPP Comienza Community Prep is a tuition-free, college-preparatory TK-8 charter public school in Huntington Park, CA where educators believe deeply in their students' ability to ignite the change they wish to see in the world. KIPP Comienza has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School, a California Distinguished School, an Innovate Top LA County Public School, and most recently awarded as a 2022 U.S. News & World Best Elementary and Middle School.

About KIPP SoCal Public Schools
KIPP SoCal Public Schools is a nonprofit organization that operates 23 tuition-free, open-enrollment charter public schools, grades TK-8, within 19 Local Education Agencies. KIPP SoCal’s award-winning schools educate more than 9,800 students with a whole child approach to learning and support 8,000 students and alumni to and through college.

KIPP SoCal Public Schools have won three National Blue Ribbon School awards, nine California Distinguished School awards, nine U.S. News & World Report “Best Schools” across the country awards, and 11 Top LA County Public School awards. Learn more at www.kippsocal.org and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

KIPP SoCal Media Relations