From Mall to School: KIPP Promesa Celebrates Ribbon Cutting in Repurposed Retail Space

From Mall to School: KIPP Promesa Celebrates Ribbon Cutting in Repurposed Retail Space


Los Angeles, CA (May 14, 2024)— KIPP Promesa Prep, an award-winning public school serving grades TK-4, hosts a long-awaited ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, May 20, from 4-6 p.m. to celebrate the opening of its permanent campus in a repurposed retail space.

  • What: KIPP Promesa Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
  • When: Monday, May 20, 2024 from 4-6 p.m.
  • Where: KIPP Promesa Prep — 1241 S. Soto Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023
  • Program Speakers: 
    • Adriana Rodriguez, KIPP Promesa Prep Founding School Leader 
    • Liliana Alarid Sandoval, KIPP Promesa Prep School Leader
    • Angella Martinez, KIPP SoCal CEO
    • Evelyn Flores, former KIPP Promesa Parent
  • Why: In 2021, KIPP SoCal merged with Endeavor College Preparatory Charter School — now formally known as KIPP Endeavor College Prep. This merger resulted in the acquisition and rehabilitation of KIPP Endeavor’s campus, which was situated within a refurbished mall complex. Despite the logistical hurdles of relocating amid the pandemic, the building was remodeled to accommodate KIPP Endeavor and KIPP Promesa, providing the school with a long-awaited permanent home in Boyle Heights. Although KIPP Promesa moved into their new home in 2021, they were unable to celebrate the occasion until now.

    Since 2015, KIPP Promesa has provided a tuition-free, high-quality, award-winning public school education, serving grades TK-4 in the Boyle Heights community. Promesa has gained recognition as a top-performing LA County public school and has been most recently awarded one of the best elementary schools in California by US News and World Report.

    KIPP Promesa firmly believes that the pathway to a brighter future for our children begins with excellence in education, starting from elementary school. “Promesa” means promise, and KIPP Promesa is committed to fulfilling that promise for our 400+ students, families, and the broader Boyle Heights community.

About KIPP SoCal Public Schools

KIPP SoCal Public Schools, a nonprofit organization celebrating its 20th anniversary, operates 23 tuition-free, open-enrollment charter public schools, grades TK-8, within 20 Local Education Agencies. KIPP SoCal's award-winning schools educate students with a whole-child approach to learning and support over 10,150 students and 8,300 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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KIPP SoCal Media Relations
Contact: Stephanie Salazar, 213-312-5086