KIPP LA Blog

KIPP LA Hosts College Prep Retreat for Alumni

Posted by KIPP LA on Jul 25, 2017 2:05:41 PM

On June 26th, 26 KIPP LA alumni departed Los Angeles for the UC Irvine campus to participate in the fifth annual Students Who Achieve and Graduate (SWAG) retreat hosted by the KIPP Through College (KTC) program. The two-day retreat prepared students for their first year of college and beyond through workshops on social, emotional, and financial college resources, alumni leader panels, team bonding exercises, and an identity conversation. Read on for additional details and highlights of the event.

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Topics: College Acceptance, College and Careers, KIPP Through College, KIPP LA Alumni

Lights, Camera, KIPPsters: Our Students Perform Live at Olvera Street

Posted by KIPP LA on Jul 11, 2017 10:02:35 AM

After months of rehearsal, the road to Olvera Street comes to an end with our KIPPsters from multiple South and East Los Angeles schools performing together in public for the first time.

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Topics: KIPP LA Prep, KIPP Iluminar Academy, Positive School Culture, Music Education, KIPP Is Community, KIPP Philosophers Academy, KIPP Academy of Innovation, KIPP Scholar Academy

At KIPP Corazón Academy, All You Need is Revolutionary Love

Posted by KIPP LA on Jun 30, 2017 12:06:29 PM

KIPP LA will open its fourteenth school, KIPP Corazón Academy, in South Gate this coming 2017-18 school year for kindergarten and first grade students, eventually growing to be a K-8 school.

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Topics: KIPP Is Community, Focus on Excellence, KIPP Corazón Academy, South Gate, School Opening

Climbing One Step Closer to College

Posted by KIPP LA on Jun 26, 2017 11:53:25 AM

KIPP LA’s KIPP Through College program hosts events throughout the year for KIPP LA students and alumni preparing for high school, college, and life.

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Topics: Financial Planning, Graduation, College and Careers, High School Placement, High School Applications, High School Scholarships, KIPP Through College

The Final Countdown to the "We Are the Music Experience" Festival

Posted by KIPP LA on Jun 20, 2017 11:30:44 AM

Ben Coria, a music teacher at KIPP LA Prep, started a small-scale music festival last year featuring the talents of KIPP LA Prep students on their campus. This year, the We Are the Music Experience festival has grown to include multiple KIPP LA schools performing together for the first time on historic Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles.

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Topics: KIPP LA Prep, Positive School Culture, Music Education, KIPP Is Community

Celebrating the Past While Building a Better Tomorrow

Posted by KIPP LA on Jun 16, 2017 10:20:13 AM

Last week marked the end of the 2016-17 KIPP LA school year and we could not be more grateful for the past year’s experiences and optimistic for the future. See below for video highlights from our kindergarten, elementary, and middle-school culmination ceremonies and a list of memorable events from the year.

KIPPsters celebrate their Graduation Day! from KIPP LA Schools on Vimeo.

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Topics: College Acceptance, Positive School Culture, KIPP Is Community, Graduation, Culmination Ceremonies, Focus on Excellence, College and Careers, KIPP LA

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at KIPP Iluminar Academy's Soundcheck Choir

Posted by KIPP LA on Jun 5, 2017 3:53:36 PM

Get a backstage, all-access pass to KIPP Iluminar Academy’s Soundcheck Choir in the video below as they rehearse for the We Are the Music Experience festival - their first-ever public performance! Read on to learn about their process and the importance of music education for students.

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Topics: KIPP Iluminar Academy, Positive School Culture, Music Education, KIPP Is Community

KIPP LA Alumni Spotlight: Natalie Osuna

Posted by KIPP LA on May 22, 2017 10:18:10 AM

KIPP LA Prep alumna, Natalie Osuna, shares her personal experience with a choice-filled life after being accepted to thirteen colleges. Read on to discover which path she chose to pursue. 

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Topics: KTC, MOKA, College Acceptance, KIPP LA Prep, KIPP Alumni

Financial Planning Tools for Students’ Higher Education

Posted by KIPP LA on May 15, 2017 5:04:03 PM

KIPP LA’s Family Ambassadors and KIPP Through College (KTC) counselors are dedicated to supporting families preparing for college with community events, counseling, and financial planning resources.

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Topics: KTC, Financial Planning, Family Ambassadors, College Scholarships