KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) began in 1994 when Teach For America alumni Dave Levin and Mike Feinberg piloted a fifth grade public school program in inner-city Houston. In 1995, Levin moved to New York to found KIPP Academy in the South Bronx, while Feinberg founded KIPP Academy, Houston.
KIPP Academy’s mission is to teach our students to develop the character and academic skills necessary to succeed in high school and college, to be self-sufficient, successful, and happy in the competitive world, and to build a better tomorrow for themselves and us all.
Support - As a network of public charter schools, KIPP schools receive the majority of their funds from state and federal governments. However, KIPP offers much more than traditional schools, including an extended school day, week and year, field trips and extracurricular activities. To provide KIPP’s unique educational program, schools rely on support from community members, parents and local foundations. To learn more about how to volunteer or make a donation, please visit the web page for KIPP NYC.
Apply to Teach - KIPP schools are always looking for motivated, passionate teachers. Learn more about becoming a KIPP teacher. Visit our Careers page to view current openings at KIPP schools across the country. Visit KIPP NYC for more specific information about teaching at KIPP Academy Elementary.
Enroll - Each KIPP school has its own individual process for enrolling students. Please visit KIPP NYC to learn more about how to enroll.
KIPP is committed to equal treatment for all individuals. KIPP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.
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