Community, Electeds & Families Celebrate KIPP Generations Academy’s Grand Opening

Community, Electeds & Families Celebrate KIPP Generations Academy’s Grand Opening


Gardena, CA — October 4, 2022 KIPP Generations Academy, a tuition-free, college-preparatory 5-6 charter public school, will host a Grand Opening Celebration and school tours on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. celebrating KIPP SoCal’s newest school, and the incredible community of individuals who made the opening of KIPP Generations in Gardena a reality. 

School leader Tricia Dong, Gardena Mayor Tasha Cerda, LAUSD Board Member Tanya Ortiz Franklin, Councilmember Mark E. Henderson, and KIPP SoCal Public Schools CEO Angella Martinez will share remarks and celebrate along with our founding students and families.

"Leading KIPP Generations Academy is more than founding and leading a school; it is a commitment to my KIPPsters, families, community, and their generations," said Tricia Dong, Founding School Leader at KIPP Generations Academy.


KIPP Generations Academy is built on the belief that together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose –– college, career, and beyond –– so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.

KIPP Generations Academy
Grand Opening & School Tour
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
1415 W. 162nd St., Gardena, CA 90247
Join us for a formal program beginning at 2:30 p.m., including special remarks by:
Mayor Tasha Cerda
City of Gardena
Tanya Ortiz Franklin
Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member, District 7
Councilmember Mark E. Henderson Ed. D
City of Gardena
Tricia Dong, Founding School Leader
KIPP Generations Academy
Angella Martinez, CEO
KIPP SoCal Public Schools
"Meaningful relationships are a pillar to KIPP Generations — getting to know every student for who they are, what they love, and who they want to become." — Ms. Dong


About KIPP Generations Academy

KIPP Generations Academy is a tuition-free, college-preparatory 5-6* charter public school in Gardena, CA where we honor our past, empower our present, and brighten our future. We amplify the strength of our students, families, and community through an education rooted in our identities and endless opportunities for all. Together we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us as we uplift each other and achieve multigenerational change for a just tomorrow.

*KIPP Generations Academy will eventually grow to a TK-8th grade school.

About KIPP SoCal Public Schools

KIPP SoCal Public Schools is a nonprofit organization that operates 24 tuition-free, open-enrollment charter public schools, grades TK-8, within 20 Local Education Agencies. KIPP SoCal’s award-winning schools educate more than 10,000 students with a whole child approach to learning and support 9,100 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.

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