Regional Alumni Associations

KIPP will support 6-8 alumni-led regional associations in launching and growing their vision. Selected regions will receive funding, get access to professional development and training. The two co-leads of each association will also be invited to join the National Alumni Council.

LEARN MORE AND DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION HERE - DUE NOV 16th

How do I apply?

To apply, please go here to review application instructions and download an application. You can read through frequently asked questions at the bottom of this page. Submit your application by November 16th, 2020 to Jamelfrey Pacheco, Senior Manager for the National Alumni Network, by emailing jpacheco@kipp.org. We will also be hosting ZOOM calls throughout October and November. You can find the schedule and sign up for a call here.
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    • KIPP Atlanta Association
    • KIPP DC Alumni Association
    • KIPP NY Alumni Association
    • KIPP Atlanta Association

      KIPP Atlanta Association

      The purpose of the KIPP Metro Atlanta Alumni Association (KMAAA) is to create a prosperous alumni experience for KIPP Metro Atlanta Alumni; through active alumni engagement, a supportive alumni network, and a committed administration the KIPP Metro Atlanta Alumni Association will both advocate and support its alumni. Feel free to connect with us and keep up with the things we are involved in!

    • KIPP DC Alumni Association

      KIPP DC Alumni Association

      Welcome to the KIPP DC Alumni Association! Since the founding class of scholars graduated from KIPP DC KEY Academy in 2005 to our first graduates of KIPP DC College Preparatory in 2013, our network has grown to more than 2,000 KIPP DC Alumni. With a growing alumni network, it is our goal to curate and provide space where former students can reconnect, engage, and network with the KIPP DC Community.

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    • KIPP NY Alumni Association

      KIPP NY Alumni Association

      The KIPP New York Alumni Association (KNYAA) is a non-profit independent organization. Our purpose is to foster, maintain, and support a mutually beneficial relationship between alumni and the KIPP NY organization as well as cultivate partnerships within the alumni community. The Board of Directors, comprised by KIPP NY alumni, governs the association by setting policy, providing guidance for the association’s programs, activities, and represents the interests of alumni to the KIPP NY Board of Directors. Service on the Alumni Association Board of Directors is open to all interested alumni.  Please fill out this form to share more about how you would like to be involved.

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Frequently Asked Questions

    • Alumni from any KIPP region can form a team and apply. See here for roles 
    • The application is open to alumni who are interested in starting regional alumni associations as well as alumni who already lead existing associations.   
    • The KIPP Foundation Alumni Impact Team will host open ZOOM calls for larger regions (and any other regions that request it) to share about the opportunity and connect any interested alumni to each other.  
    • If your region is interested in launching or growing a regional alumni association, your region must have 36 alumni who are willing to form a team and lead the association over the next 18 months. This fall, KIPP Foundation will select 6-8 alumni teams to receive funding and join a national cohort. See below for details.  
    • If the alumni association in your region is selected, the Chair (co-Chairs) will become founding members of the National Alumni Council. 
    • There will be NO financial cost to alumni or to your KIPP region. The KIPP Foundation will financially support all regional associations with a budget of up to $15,000/year for the first two years. The Alumni Impact team will also equip regional associations with the tools they need to work towards financial sustainability through fundraising and community partnerships.   
    • Regional alumni associations will lead and oversee programming for KIPP alumni to support: (1) alumni connections / professional development (2) alumni engagement in your local KIPP Region (3) alumni engagement in your city or community  This could be through events, advocacy work, volunteer work, galas, mentorship, professional development, engagement back in KIPP schools, and more.   
    • The National Alumni Council will be comprised of up to two “co-chairs” for each association – and 1-2 at large seats open to alumni in other regions. The council will advise the KIPP Foundation executive leadership team on a quarterly basis on key FY21 priorities and direction-setting, sit on selection committees for hiring senior leaders, and advocate for alumni interests, participation, and ideas.  
  • Regional alumni associations will look different in each region and their exact function will depend on regional needs. We imagine that alumni associations will eventually be powerful champions for KIPP Regions – inspiring alumni to stay involved in volunteer efforts in your region, advising your region when needed, cultivating alumni teaching and staff talent, talking to prospective families, building business and community partnerships, and supporting alumni once they complete KTC. Initially, we believe this will feel like…a lot of energy from alumni, relationship building, and an occasional ask to learn more about your region.   

    • October 13th Regional Alumni Association Applications open- the National KIPP Alumni Network launches a “call for applications” inviting alumni across the country to form teams and apply for grants to start or grow their region’s alumni association. To apply, alumni will be required to get approval from their region’s KTC MD or Chief External Affairs Officer. The KIPP Alumni Impact Team will host ZOOM calls throughout October and November for any interested regions so that alumni can learn more and connect with each other.  
    • October 19th through November 5th Open Zoom Calls (see application for dates)- the purpose of the Zoom calls will be to answer any questions alumni may have regarding the process and to assist regions with putting together a team of motivated alumni to help run their Regional Alumni Association. 
    • By November 16th – applications will be due.  All instructions can be found here. 6-8 regions will be selected to receive funding, coaching, advising, logistics support, website support, branding support, and access to monthly professional development and community building calls. The leads of each association will also be invited to join the National Alumni Council.  
    • December 2020– Cohort programming will begin – alumni teams will work with the KIPP Foundation Alumni Impact Team to finalize their plans for 2021build their communications strategy, and share their plans with their region.  
    • January 2021-June 2022 – Regional Alumni Association project planning and execution begins- alumni teams will roll out their proposed vision and strategy. They will attend monthly professional development calls, and 1:1 coaching calls with the Alumni Impact Team. They will keep regional teams informed and seek out opportunities for enhancing the work done at the regional level.  
  • Yes, up to six team members on the alumni association leadership team will be paid $1,000 in the first year and will participate in ongoing professional development paid for by the KIPP Foundation. The co-chairs who participate in the National Alumni Council will receive an additional stipendThe goal is for associations to be self-sustaining, however, we understand that it takes more time and effort to start an alumni association which is why the KIPP Foundation has decided to compensate alumni who choose to play a proactive role in this initiative. 

  • Regional associations will be staffed centrally through the KIPP Foundation Alumni Impact Team. Jamelfrey PachecoSenior Manager of the National Alumni Network and NYC Class of ’07, will support the Regional Alumni Association Program for the next two years.  Jamelfrey will manage day-to-day operations, provide oversight, disburse funding, advise associations, and manage the National Alumni Council. Jamelfrey will also be available to support any regional needs that arise through the association. You can reach Jamelfrey at jpacheco@kipp.org. 

  • To apply, please ensure you have a team of at least 3 alumni who are willing to lead your Regional Alumni Association. Only one application per team is required. Please complete this application and email it along with all the required documents specified in the application to Jamelfrey Pacheco at Jpacheco@kipp.org.  

  • Yes, assuming that the pilot is successful, we will seek to expand the number of regions supported in a larger scale way in 2022, and possibly on a case-by-case basis in 2021. 

  • For the last 5 years, we have run the KIPP Alumni Leadership Accelerator, providing coaching, network development and a cohort experience to 20 alumni leaders each year. Starting this fall, we will be launching a set of new programs open to all alumni through the National KIPP Alumni Network.  

    If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Jamelfrey Pacheco at Jpacheco@kipp.orgTo stay up to date please follow @kippalum on Instagram where the latest announcements will be posted.