KIPP Voices

We are committed to dismantling white supremacy and practicing a pedagogy of justice to build a more just world.

Start Strong

“Our students need to ‘freedom dream,’” states Mario Echeveria, Co-School Leader at KIPP Corazón Academy. “We need to cultivate a place and space where they get to envision what a just world is and feels like.” In this moment we are engaging in thoughtful and intentional conversation on how we can create liberatory spaces for our students to thrive within. Read some of our leaders’ powerful reflections. 

Leading Towards Liberation

“We never make assumptions about what representation looks like for our students and instead asking our students and families what they want, what is most important to them. And really creating an individualized learning program for every child,” says Tessa Mizokami, School Leader at KIPP Pueblo Unido. KIPP SoCal is learning, growing, and developing culturally responsive public schools — hear from our team how they see, develop, and inspire.

KIPP On Learning

“Humanity first. Humanity always! ... There's just a very deep love and commitment to our staff, our scholars, and our community, and that's what keeps me going. … Every leader is aware that we must meet this moment in order to truly serve our communities." Hear the KIPP On Learning podcast featuring Chinedu Udeh, School Leader at KIPP Empower Academy sharing insights, inspiration and challenges during this pandemic.

Summer Night Reads

KIPP SoCal is celebrating powerful stories of inclusion, diversity and hope. Children's stories, for all ages, written and illustrated to share the Black experience, read-aloud by our own KIPP SoCal leaders. We premiere a new children's read-aloud each week on Facebook Live, but all Summer Night Reads can be enjoyed anytime.

Anti-Racist Practice

“An anti-racist person is one who opposes and fights against racism in all its forms and promotes racial tolerance.” Learn more about the several forms of racism that exist and work in tandem to reinforce racist ideas, policy and behavior, shared by Dr. LeAnna Majors, Founding School Leader at KIPP Compton Community School.

Fuel for the Fight 

“...choosing to work in our public schools to realize our goals is in many ways one long demonstration and protest against those that would have us believe that our students and communities have no value.” Read the inspirational reflection by KIPP Scholar Academy Dean, Tommy M.