Why Support Us?
KIPP exists to address the national injustice in America’s education system. Children living in low-income communities are already 2-3 grades behind their higher-income peers by the time they reach 4th grade and only 1 in 10 low income students will graduate from college. Nationally, more than 95 percent of KIPP middle school students have graduated high school, and more than 85 percent of KIPP alumni have gone on to college. An investment in KIPP Metro Atlanta is an investment in students’ and our communities’ future.
KIPP Metro Atlanta’s philosophy of more time in school, high expectations, and a focus on results enables our students to outperform their peers across the state and in their respective districts on the majority of testing measures each year. We are proud of our students’ success, but we also know test scores are not the only results that matter. We also track our students’ success in high school, college matriculation, and parent satisfaction rates.
Our Funding Needs
The additional funding needed falls into three categories:
KIPP Through College: we support our students to and through college with services provided by our KIPP Through College program. Click here to learn more.
Growth Capital: this includes start-up funding for new schools until they reach full enrollment and funding to support our Shared Service office, which provides expertise and operational efficiencies for new and existing schools.
KIPP Extras: these are KIPP specific priorities such as our extended day, year, and field lessons.
For more information, contact Elizabeth Broderick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An investment in KIPP Metro Atlanta profoundly impacts our students, their families, and their communities. One dollar invested in KIPP Metro Atlanta returns an estimated $25 in earning potential to the student over their lifetime and $123 to their community.
We currently operate 6 schools in Metro Atlanta. Over the next few years, we will add elementary schools and build a K-12 pod of schools within Atlanta Public Schools. By 2018, we plan to operate 8 schools serving approximately 3,300 students. Over time, we envision a seamless K-12 experience for our students that provides the highest level of academic and character development and embraces all that is possible in public education.