KIPP LA Blog

Revolutionizing Healthy Eating for Your Family

Posted by KIPP LA on Jan 26, 2018 2:11:42 PM

KIPP Comienza Community Prep families joined Revolution Foods in a live, cooking demonstration at the Huntington Park Library. Read on for more information and a healthy snack recipe!

Over thirty KIPP Comienza families came together to learn about quick and healthy meals for families on the go. Each family made a “Fruity-Yogurty Parfait,” a healthy and delicious snack. Check out the recipe from Revolution Foods below and try it with your own family!

Irene Chavez came to the event with her three children, all KIPP Comienza KIPPsters. She noted that “as parents, we’re on a busy schedule and these are great ideas for a quick snack for the ride between school and home, not only for my children but for me.”

Her youngest son especially enjoyed the parfait. “I’m pretty sure he’s excited to go shopping for this stuff now,” she said.

Revolution Foods provides nutritious, freshly-prepared snacks and meals to our KIPPsters each day. According to their website, “the frontline of education is the lunch line. It's not just about serving healthy meals, it's about nurturing healthier habits. That's why we partner with best-in-class organizations to support our schools with nutrition education programs aimed at empowering students to make smarter eating decisions.”

Irene added that partnerships like these are especially important in her community where cultural norms include an expectation that one eats everything on their plate and healthy cooking is not typically promoted. “They’re offering healthier options for our more traditional foods and different ideas that we’re becoming more open to trying,” she said.

Fruity-Yogurty Parfait Recipe 

Ingredients:

1 cup of vanilla yogurt

1 cup of mixed berries

½ cup of granola

Directions:

Layer ⅓ cup vanilla yogurt into the bottom of a glass. Combine defrosted strawberries and juice with fresh berries. Alternate layers of fruit and granola with yogurt until the glass is filled to the top. Serve parfaits immediately to keep granola crunchy.

Be on the lookout for another Revolution Foods cooking demo next month!

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Topics: Huntington Park, KIPP Comienza, Positive School Culture, KIPP Is Community

A Day of Service Honoring Dr. King's Legacy

Posted by KIPP LA on Jan 18, 2018 2:56:14 PM

For the past five years, the Los Angeles division of the Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (Skadden, Arps) international law firm has participated in school beautification projects with KIPP LA Public Schools on MLK Day. Read on for more details of this year’s special service project.

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Topics: KIPP Is Community

KIPP Family Ambassadors Host First-Ever "KIPP Talks"

Posted by KIPP LA on Dec 18, 2017 9:56:36 AM

KIPP LA’s Family Ambassador program includes leaders who passionately advocate for their children’s education and important issues facing our communities. Recently, the ambassadors hosted the first of a series of KIPP Talks for members of the community. Read on for more details.

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Topics: KIPP Is Community, Family Ambassadors

Colgate Comes to KIPP For World Cavity-Free Future Day

Posted by KIPP LA on Oct 13, 2017 2:15:08 PM

The Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures mobile dental van visited three KIPP LA Schools in preparation for World Cavity-Free Future Day on October 14, 2017. Read on for additional details.

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Topics: KIPP Is Community, KIPP Scholar Academy, KIPP Iluminar Academy, KIPP Comienza, KIPP Empower Academy, KIPP Family Ambassadors

KIPP LA Celebrates National Voter Registration Day

Posted by KIPP LA on Oct 5, 2017 3:43:35 PM

The KIPP LA Family Ambassador volunteers hosted a Family Day of Action event on National Voter Registration Day. Read on for more details.

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Topics: KIPP Is Community, #Voter Registration, KIPP Empower Academy, KIPP Scholar Academy, KIPP Academy of Opportunity

KIPP LA DACA Statement

Posted by KIPP LA on Sep 25, 2017 1:02:49 PM

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Topics: DACA, KIPP Is Community

KIPP Compton Community School to Open in Fall 2018

Posted by KIPP LA on Sep 21, 2017 12:46:23 PM

KIPP Compton Community School, the first KIPP LA school in the City of Compton, will open its doors to KIPPsters in the 2018-19 school year! Hear more about the vision and mission of KCCS from founding school leader, LeAnna Majors, below. 

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Topics: School Opening, Compton, KIPP Compton Community School, KIPP Is Community

New School Year, New Opportunities

Posted by KIPP LA on Sep 6, 2017 1:08:21 PM

KIPP LA recently welcomed back our KIPPsters for the 2017-18 school year and introduced the Class of 2034 to the KIPP community! Our schools are safe, structured, nurturing, and JOYFUL. Check out the video below featuring our KIPP LA Team & Family. #feelthejoy

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Topics: KIPP Is Community, Positive School Culture, School Opening

KIPPsters Join NFL Players at Fantasy Pro Football Camp

Posted by KIPP LA on Jul 26, 2017 1:14:34 PM

Over 100 KIPP LA middle school students joined Brentwood School’s NFL Fantasy Pro Football Camp in July.

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Topics: KIPP Is Community, NFL, KIPP Campers, KIPP Scholar Academy, Physical Education

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