KIPP Comienza Community Prep

6410 Rita Avenue
Huntington Park
Los Angeles, CA 90255
Type of school: Elementary School
Grades served: TK4
Year founded: 2010
Mrs. Shirley Appleman, School Leader
School phone: 323-589-1450
School fax: 323-589-1716
School email:
Regional Organization: KIPP LA Schools

Comienza is the Spanish action verb: begin. But the significance of comienza is lost when simply translated into “begin.” Comienza evokes a sense of immediate action, an action that may ignite a new beginning towards voice; towards strength; towards change.

KIPP Comienza aims to strengthen our students’ self-identify and build a collective spirit by which children feel personally responsible for their own success and work to support the success of others in their classroom, school, and community. As a school, we will provide the knowledge, skills, and experiences all students need to be successful through college and stay committed to positively impacting their community.

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