KIPP DC Ambassador Board


KIPP DC is a network of high-performing, college-preparatory public charter schools in Washington, D.C. All KIPP DC schools are tuition-free, open enrollment schools, and actively recruit and serve students in the city’s most under-resourced communities. At KIPP DC, there are no shortcuts. Outstanding educators and staff, more time in school, a rigorous college preparatory-curriculum, and a strong culture of achievement help our students make significant academic gains and continue to excel in high school and college. We aim to raise expectations of public education by cultivating the highest quality school system for the most underserved communities and by serving as a sustaining model of excellence.

About the Ambassador Board

The KIPP DC Ambassador Board is a select group of committed individuals who strive to make a difference in the lives of students and the communities our schools serve. While engaging in outreach and advocacy work, Ambassador Board members also gain the opportunity to:

  • Take an active and formative role in improving educational outcomes for students in Washington D.C.’s most underserved communities
  • Connect with other passionate professionals to enrich and strengthen their own personal impact and network of community leaders and education stakeholders
  • Interact within transformative, high-impact organizations leading the way in education reform

Role Outline

Our Ambassador Board members are eager to take action. They commit their energy towards three primary responsibilities over the course of their term: advocacy, commitment, and investment.


  • Connect and build relationships with new external champions
  • Represent and advocate for KIPP DC across networks
  • Actively seek new partners and friends of KIPP DC


  • Attend quarterly in-person board meetings
  • Act as member of host committees for major spring fundraiser and annual graduation campaign
  • Engage in two or more student-focused events annually, including:
    • KIPP College Prep College Fair
    • KIPP Through College networking event
    • Launch career shadow program
    • Scholarship interview panel
    • KIPP DC days of service
    • School-based volunteer projects


  • Fulfill a “give/get” financial pledge of $2500 annually via any combination of:
    • Individual fundraising campaigns
    • Monthly giving program memberships or sponsorships
    • Event ticket sales
    • Direct contributions

Join Us

We are looking for a small number of motivated individuals to join us for the 2017-2018 term. Ambassador Board terms run from September through July and are renewable each year. The deadline to submit applications for the 2017-2018 KIPP DC Ambassador Board is Friday, June 30, 2017 at 5 p.m.


  • Mission of the KIPP DC Ambassador Board:
    Members of the KIPP DC Ambassador Board are champions in support of KIPP DC. Board members serve as advocates and door openers to invigorate their networks in meaningful ways, including connecting dollars, people, experiences, and resources supporting the development of KIPP DC students as thoughtful, influential, and successful citizens in a competitive world.
    In a maximum of 300 words, describe how you personally connect to mission of the KIPP DC Ambassador Board, and what contributions you bring to the board. Detail why you seek to be a member.
  • Do you have any standing work, volunteer, or personal commitments or that could potentially interfere with your active participation on the KIPP DC Ambassador Board? Please describe:
  • Optional: Provide a link to your online professional profile (such as LinkedIn)