KIPP DC Ambassador Board

About KIPP DC

KIPP DC is a non-profit 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 educate students in the city’s most educationally underserved communities. At KIPP DC, we strive to empower students and increase their access to opportunities. Highly effective teachers and leaders, more time in school, a rigorous college preparatory-curriculum, and a strong culture of high-expectations and support help our students make significant academic gains and continue to excel in high school, college, and whatever life path they choose.

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 educationally 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.

Advocacy

  • 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

Commitment

  • 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

Investment

  • 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

The Ambassador Board application will open in May 2018.  However, we are always looking for motivated individuals to join our team.  For ways to get involved sooner, please reach out to Theresa Loth at theresa.loth@kippdc.org.