KIPP receives three grants toward expansion plans

ByLoyd Brumfield

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KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth has received a two-year, $1 million grant from Simmons Family Foundation to aid its drive to expand to 10 campuses by 2020.

The grant is one of three that will go toward educating as many as 5,000 students in prekindergarten through the 12th grade through an expansion drive that should be complete by 2020, KIPP officials said. other grants are $750,000 from the Hamon Charitable Foundation and three-year, $725,000 grant from The Rees-Jones Foundation,

The goal to expand is part of a $23 million fund-raising campaign.

KIPP-DFW is comprised of two public charter schools serving elementary and middle school students within 16 ZIP codes in southern Dallas.