KIPP Foundation

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KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, "is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools in under-resourced communities throughout the United States." [1]

"KIPP began in 1994 when two teachers, Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin, launched a fifth grade public school program in inner-city Houston, TX, after completing their commitment to Teach For America. In 1995, Feinberg remained in Houston to lead KIPP Academy Middle School, and Levin returned home to New York City to establish KIPP Academy in the South Bronx.
"Since their founding, the original KIPP Academies have sustained track records of high student achievement. While fewer than one in five low-income students typically attend college nationally, KIPP’s college matriculation rate stands at nearly 80 percent for students who complete the eighth grade at KIPP. In addition, KIPP alumni have earned over $12 million in college scholarships." [2]

Leadership Team [3]

Directors [4]



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  1. Homepage, Kipp Foundation, accessed July 7, 2007.
  2. Overview, Kipp Foundation, accessed July 7, 2007.
  3. KIPP Foundation Operating Committee, KIPP, accessed July 7, 2007.
  4. KIPP Foundation Board of Directors, Kipp Foundation, accessed July 7, 2007.