KIPP in the Community – June 2018 Edition

School is out – students and staff are enjoying their summer breaks – but our community engagement team is still out and about! This month, we celebrated our KIPP DC College Preparatory graduates, gathered for our first Coding Bootcamp class, and generated 2018-19 initiatives with our parent advocates!

KIPP DC NAF Finance Academy

NAF Finance Academy comes to KIPP DC

We’re partnering with NAF Academy to bring a comprehensive finance academy to KIPP DC College Preparatory students. This fall, through the Academy, students will have the opportunity to get hands-on training from industry leaders, develop financial knowledge and skill through a personalized curriculum, and receive exposure to college-level finance courses and credits. KIPP DC College Preparatory will be the first, and only, finance academy for high school students in the District.

KIPP DC Coding Workshop

KIPP Codes Bootcamp Kicks Off

This month we held our first KIPP Codes Bootcamp at the KIPP DC Resource Center at the Benning Campus. On June 26, we kicked-off the 10-week intensive coding bootcamp for adult residents of Ward 7 and Ward 8! This experience will allow participants to learn the basics of coding and bring them one step closer jobs in the growing tech industry.

KIPP DC Graduate and Dr. Lomax

KIPP DC College Preparatory 2018 Commencement

On June 7, we were thrilled to attend the KIPP DC College Preparatory 2018 commencement ceremony! It was a pleasure to be alongside teachers, staff, and families celebrating the many achievements of our graduates. During the commencement address Dr. Lomax, CEO of the United Negro College Fund, encouraged students to put their best foot forward and to always remember that they “belong” even through the toughest challenges. We look forward to seeing students flourish at colleges, universities, and in trade programs across the country.

Engagement Team End of the Year Meet Up

KIPP DC engagement team

Thanks to all who joined KIPP DC’s engagement team for brunch this month! Together we had the opportunity to recap the past year, introduce new team members, and plan initiatives for the 2018-19 school year. Each year, we’re so grateful to work with such great parent and community partners and look forward to seeing you back in August. Thank you!

KIPP DC PrideKIPP DC at Capital Pride Parade

June is Pride Month! This month, hundreds of KIPP DC team & family members participated in the Capital Pride Parade! It’s always good to see our community come together to celebrate and support students, families, alumni, and staff members of all backgrounds, orientations, and identities. Work Hard. Be Nice. Be Proud.

It’s really been quite the month. Check back next month to see what the team has been up to! 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 July 3, 2018 in Community