KIPP in the Community – February 2018 Edition

What a busy month! From stellar Black History Month events at each of our schools to hosting the first annual Young Men’s Empowerment Summit, the community relations team was busy in February. Check out all the things that happened this month!

KIPP DC Young Men's Empowerment Summit

First Annual Young Men’s Empowerment Summit

On Saturday, February 24, middle and high school students from all over Washington D.C. came out to  KIPP DC’s first annual Young Men’s Empowerment Summit! In partnership with Mayor Bowser’s DC Commission on Fathers, Men, and Boys, KIPP DC welcomed 200 young men and their fathers to a day of empowering discussions, panels, and activities around how to be productive young men in today’s society. Read more and view photos from the event.

Connect Academy Engagement by DesignEngagement by Design at Connect Academy

This month families from KIPP DC Connect Academy participated in Engagement by Design, a professional learning community aimed at building school level advocates. The platform also provides opportunities for parents, staff, and school leaders to gain the skills necessary to sustain school and community engagement. Thanks to all the eager families that provided input. We’re excited to continue working on this new initiative to improve engagement!

District Running Collective at DiscoverDistrict Running Collective at Discover Academy

This month, members of the District Running Collective (DRC) partnered with Discover Academy to raise over $5000 to purchase books for each student. The DRC partnered with Upshur St. Books to help select age-appropriate books for KIPPsters. Once collected, the group dedicated a day to visit Discover Academy and organize the newly purchased books. We look forward to having members of the District Running Collective return to read to students in the Spring!

Black History month at KIPP DC studentsBlack History Month at KIPP DC

This month KIPP DC  students celebrated Black History Month in many fun and unique ways. From discussion panels to live museum walks and performances, KIPPsters put their best feet forward to learn and celebrate Black History of the past and present! Look at a collection of the different photos from the month’s events and activities.

Check back next month to see what the community relations team has been up to across D.C. As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to Althea HolfordBrandon Best, or Nathan Woods with questions or to learn more about where KIPP DC is in the community.

Posted on March 6, 2018 in Community