KIPP in the Community – April 2019

Spring is underway! April which is always a season of blossoming, witnessed our students blossom.  From championships to career days and a preparing City-wide convening, we had a jam-packed jump into Spring.

– Althea Holford, Managing Director of External Affairs & Real Estate

KIPP DC Nats Youth Baseball AcademyNAF Academy Career Day

KIPP DC College Preparatory’s NAF Academy of Finance students explored different career options and local organizations during their Career Exposure Day! Students worked with professionals at KIPP DC’s Headquarters, StepAfrika!, TheARC DC, The Fishing School, Georgetown Medstar, PGIM, and the Washington Youth Baseball Association. Each had the opportunity to learn about the organization, shadow an employee, and even do mock-interviews for ‘real’ jobs. We’re proud to continue to be providing students opportunities to network and further their career options and skills.

Thurgood Marshall Safe Passage EventSafe Passage Community Conversation Series

Through our partnership with the Deputy Mayor for Education’s Office, this month we brought together students, community members, and policymakers for the third and fourth convening of our Safe Passage of community discussions. As educators and community members, we’re committed to ensuring each of our students’ commute to and from school is safe and free of harm. We hosted two Safe Passage community discussions at Washington Global and D.C. Prep – Benning Campus. In partnership with the Deputy Mayor for Education’s office, we were able to work together using a design thinking approach, to identify community assets and resources along with potential barriers to student safe passage. Read more about the student-led recommendations more on our Safe Passage events and RSVP to join us for the City-Wide Convening on May 15, 2019, where we will support students from all over the City as they present their ideas on safety to the Deputy Mayor for Education.

Wealth Building Wednesday

As part of our commitment to empowering families with resources, we’re hosting a series of webinars surrounding being financially fit.  This month, families joined Dr. Trina Fletcher and Tina Fletcher to discuss: “Building Wealth via Real Estate: Start Small, Finish Big“. Join us for the last Wealth Building Wednesday and get useful resources for parents, families, and alumni. RSVP.

NE Academy Wins KIPP CupKIPP Cup National Champions

Congratulations to KIPP DC Northeast Academy Girls Basketball Team for winning the 2019 KIPP Cup! On April 5-6, KIPPsters from Northeast, Valor, and KEY traveled to New York City to compete for national honors against fellow KIPP schools! KIPP DC Northeast Academy went undefeated throughout the tournament defeating KIPP Washington Heights in the championship game. Valor and KEY Academy’s boys and girls basketball teams also played incredibly hard and represented KIPP DC well! Read more

Posted on May 9, 2019 in Community