The mission of KIPP Through College is to continue to equip students with the successful habits and positive character traits which enable them to go to and through college. Through innovative programming, persistent outreach, and strong relationship building, we empower our alumni to contribute positively to the world in which they live.
We believe, with the right support, all students will reach their educational and professional goals.
Why KIPP Through College Matters
Every child deserves an excellent education and the opportunity to graduate from college and enter a rewarding career. Unfortunately, youth from educationally underserved communities often face a different reality. Across the U.S., only 8% of students from low-income families earn college degrees.
KIPP Through College was created to ensure that all KIPP alumni have the tools and support needed to attain a college degree. The KTC team works to instill the academic, professional, and character skills needed for our alumni to be successful in high school, college, and the competitive workforce. With their guidance, KIPP DC alumni are graduating from high school, matriculating to college, and persisting through college.
How KIPP Through College Works
The KTC team begins working with KIPP DC students in middle school to help them prepare for the transition to KIPP DC College Preparatory High School and other high-performing schools. Throughout high school, KTC stays connected with our alumni and offer academic, college placement, and career readiness programming. Once our alumni graduate from high school, KTC continues to support and collaborate with them on their path toward college completion and self-sustaining careers.
To improve KIPP DC’s outcomes and understand the success of our alumni, KTC tracks student data such as attendance, semester grades, and standardized test scores. The team also uses school data such as attrition, transfer, and graduation rates to understand how committed a school is to college completion. The team monitors and records student progress, institutional information, and trends and in a robust database.
Contact KIPP Through College
Phone: (202) 610-6545
Fax: (202) 588-7021