KIPP NYC VOICES
See how our staff, students, and families are working together to build a better tomorrow.
Being an alum helps with teaching because I get to instill the values that started 25 years ago, but I get to put a new spin on it.
If something isn’t working I can text the teacher and they will respond right away. KIPP is where people love their child and really want to collaborate and work together.
We want students to apply to schools that have pre-college programs. It starts prior to senior year – they have an idea of what they are looking for.
I was hungry for the opportunity to get back into schools and have the proximity to teachers and kids.
From our Learning Center to our food pantry, see how staff like Maya Del Angel are keeping the focus on whole-child growth.
The principal of KIPP Elements is certain that her little “astronauts” will still sail to the stars and reach their dreams.
While this is Ian’s first year at KIPP All Middle School, his mother, Taeva Alvarado, is leaning...
I always had teachers I could turn to. Now that I’m back, I hope I’m the staff member that students can turn to.
Brandi Womack is only five months into her career at KIPP NYC, but you wouldn’t know it by the...
We are incredibly fortunate to have student activists like Mariama Sow and Gregory Hamilton from...
Everyone remembers their first job. For KIPP NYC alumna Jeneen Huling, she’s landed exactly where...
"KIPP has provided me with the tools and exposure to be able to reach different heights and dream...
KIPP NYC College Prep High School senior Veronica kept herself busy over the summer of 2020! She...
“In life, there are always challenges,” says Daniel, a 6th grader at KIPP AMP in Brooklyn. “When...
“I learned a new thing today called dividing,” Abriella, a kindergartner at KIPP Elements, tells us proudly over video chat.
As she prepares to open a KIPP school in the Bronx, Dominique Mejia, shares her journey from KIPP student to future principal.
“In the age of being woke, people assume that because they’re in education or because they work in our schools, it automatically makes them anti-racist,” says KIPP Infinity Elementary dean Eric Cato. “But being just an ally is not enough,” he argues.
FIRST has allowed our students to see themselves as the next Leland Melvin or Katherine Johnson — it’s provided inspiration for them to dream BIG and believe that they CAN do anything in the world of STEM despite what society says.
What I have learned since then, is that nice is the most powerful tool on the path to prosperity. If used correctly, it opens up a world of possibilities for our students. For me, leading with kindness has made all the difference in the world.
Recently, two KIPP NYC staffers posted editorials on two two key priorities for KIPP – getting more of our students to and through college, and, having more teachers who look like our students in our schools.
The idea behind the pilot program is to give kids exposure to music from Kindergarten onwards, so by the time they get to 5th grade, they’re more prepared for the next level of music classes.
I’m an artist. This notebook is my sketchpad, and my classroom is my canvas. But what I failed to realize is that my paintbrush is imbued with the work of some real masters of teaching. All I had to do was take advantage of KIPP’s open door policy. – Sam Routhier
Whether it's the first day of school or in the bleak winter, how do we get bright smiles and...
Since undocumented students don’t have the option of leaving their status at the doors of our classrooms, we as teachers must sit in our discomfort, learn about this issue, and act from within the classroom to make sure when we say “All Students Will Learn”, we truly mean All.
IN THE NEWS
KIPPsters big and small making local and national news.
We need national summer school to help kids recover from learning lost in COVID pandemic - Jim Manly Editorial (USA Today)
We Have a Choice — Set a Bar of Mediocrity for Online Education or Take This Opportunity to Change How We Teach (The 74)