In the fall, we kicked off a series of conversations between KIPP DC College Preparatory high school students and D.C. Councilmembers called “A Mile in My Shoes”. The series aims to give students an opportunity to speak with city leaders on issues that impact them daily. During the month of January, two KIPP DC College Preparatory seniors had the pleasure to take journeys with Ward 5 Councilmember McDuffie and DC State Board of Education Student Advocate, Faith Gibson-Hubbard. During both journeys, students were able to share their concerns and experiences in traveling to and from school.
This school year, KIPP DC students have met with countless city leaders and are eager to continue these conversations. Check out their journey on KIPP DC’s Instagram page. and our safe passage website to learn more.
Please reach out if you’re an elected official that would like to participate.
Managing Director of External Affairs & Real Estate
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade
On a blistering cold day, KIPP DC students, families, and staff proudly marched, in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade in Anacostia! The day was filled with song, dance, and tons of cheering as we celebrated the life of Dr. King. The parade concluded at the R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center in Ward 8 where we heard from Mayor Muriel Bowser!
Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners (ANC) Meet & Greet
This month we hosted the first of many meet & greet events with the Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners (ANCs) of Ward 8. We were pleased to see so many Commissioners come out to meet the KIPP DC team learn about what education looks like at KIPP DC Schools. Throughout the year, we look forward to hosting more events with ANCs and working to ensure students have high-quality educational options in their neighborhood!
Councilmember McDuffie Race & Equity Symposium
On January 17, we were honored to be in attendance at Councilmember McDuffie’s Ward 5 Race & Equity Symposium. In addition to panelist and guest speakers, it was great to see city, education, and civic organization leaders convening to discuss a topic that impacts our families and community.
Lawrence Davin ’14, Elected to Advisory Neighborhood Commission
We’re extending a huge congratulations to Lawrence Davin on being elected the serve as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner in Ward 7. Lawrence began at KIPP DC KEY Academy and ultimately graduated from KIPP DC College Preparatory in 2014. We’re always happy to see our alumni coming back to D.C. to positively influence their community. Listen to Commissioner Davin discuss his new role as an ANC.
KIPP Codes Graduation
This January our second cohort of KIPP Codes participants graduated! This fall 10 Ward 7 and Ward 8 participants took advantage of the free ten-week coding boot camp! Students left the program learning the basics of coding and prototyping and even began the beginning steps of website and app creation. We look forward to continuing working with residents to ensure their familiar and have the skills for the emerging tech industry.