KIPP in the Community – November 2017 Edition

Happy Holidays! This month, we’ve been showing gratitude for KIPP DC students, families, and our entire community. From honoring KIPP DC Champions to coat drives and potlucks, the KIPP DC community relations team has been busy this November.  Take a look at what happened last month with KIPP in the Community.

Dr. Charlene Drew Jarvis Honored at KIPP DC Champions Dinner – On November 30, Dr. Charlene Drew Jarvis, a trusted KIPP DC advisor and former board member, was honored at KIPP DC’s Champions Dinner. Dr. Jarvis has been incredibly influential in our efforts to increase family and community engagement and collaboration with District education leaders. We’re so thankful to have true champions like Dr. Jarvis, and so many others, paving the way for KIPP DC students and a brighter and more equitable District of Columbia.

KIPP DC Parents Work with DC Public Charter School Board and DC PAVEWe’re excited to have two KIPP DC parents be selected to begin working with the D.C. charter and education communities to bring about important initiatives for students. Mr. Reggie Workman will join DC PAVE’s team as a Ward 8 parent leader and Ms. Shaniola Arowalaju will represent KIPP DC as a member of the DC Public Charter School Board’s Parent and Alumni Leadership Council. Congratulations! 

Ward 7 Community Coat DriveAlongside KIPP DC parent Ms. Veda Rasheed, the KIPP DC community relations team spent the day volunteering at the Ward 7 Community Coat Drive Giveaway! In conjunction with other community partners, coaches, and families, the event provided families with warm coats and hats for the winter months! If you would like to donate or learn more, please contact community relations manager Nathan Woods.

Girls on the Run 5K – On November 19, students and staff from KIPP DC Quest Academy attended and completed the ‘Girls on the Run‘ 5K race! Over the course of ten long weeks, students worked and trained with the D.C. based organization to develop essential skills to help them navigate the world and establish a long-term appreciation for health and fitness!

Thanksgiving at KIPP DC –  We’re showing gratitude! Throughout the month our schools showed their gratitude for one another through potlucks, gratitude walls, and holiday decorating. Special thanks to volunteers from Setty & Associates who helped our staff distribute turkeys at the KIPP DC Webb Campus! 

We’re thankful to work alongside so many terrific students, families, staff, and community partners toward the common goal of college and lives of choice. Together, we are stronger.  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 December 1, 2017 in Community