How We're Organized
KIPP Schools &
Our schools are part of the free public school system and
enrollment is open to all students. Our charter schools are given more academic
and budgetary flexibility, and in exchange
commit to deliver high-quality academic results for students.
Every KIPP school has an authorizer—a school board,
university, or state department of education—that makes sure it’s living up to
KIPP schools don’t stand alone; they operate within regional
networks. These KIPP regions provide many of the same services that a district
would, including operations, data analysis, and alumni support (KIPP Through
College). Each KIPP region is governed by a local Board of Directors and led by
an Executive Director or Superintendent.
The KIPP Foundation
The KIPP Foundation supports the KIPP network. We work to
fuel the growth and impact of our schools by:
- Recruiting and training outstanding educators to
open and lead new KIPP schools
- Providing professional development and resources
to support excellent teaching
- Supporting college counseling to increase the
number of students graduating from college
- Monitoring and ensuring the quality of KIPP
We partner with public schools, school districts, nonprofit
organizations, colleges and universities, and others to share what we are
learning, improve our own practices, and advocate for a great public school
We’re always looking for passionate people to join our team
and make their impact at KIPP. Interested in working at the KIPP Foundation?
Find out more about what our teams do:
Supporting KIPP leaders, teachers, and staff:
Leadership Development: Provides leadership development and support for
KIPP regional leaders, school leaders, and board chairs.
School Leadership Program (KSLP): Trains and develops current KIPP educators in preparation for
their next leadership role.
and Learning Labs: Designs, curates, and delivers resources, tools, and
professional development to support excellent teaching in KIPP schools.
- KIPP Through College (KTC):
Works with the KIPP network to
provide comprehensive support for students and families all the way to college
graduation, and drives national strategies to help more first-generation
students earn degrees.
- Knowledge Sharing: Cultivates communities and drives the
curation, delivery, and adoption of knowledge and resources to replicate proven
practices across the KIPP network of schools.
Ensuring smart growth and great results:
- Network Growth
and Sustainability: Supports KIPP’s national talent and expansion strategy,
ensuring that KIPP sites are well-positioned to open and sustain schools in
Drives KIPP’s long-term vision and strategic planning, partnering with other
teams to address strategic questions and make recommendations to the KIPP
Foundation Leadership Team and/or Board of Directors.
- Research & Evaluation: Supports the collection, analysis,
presentation, and application of high-quality data around KIPP schools,
teachers, school leaders, and regions.
Broadening our impact:
Affairs: Develops and executes KIPP’s government strategy and outreach,
working with KIPP regions, fellow charter schools, and the broader education
movement to effect change in support of public schools.
Works to share KIPP’s inspiring story across a variety of communications media,
and works with KIPP regions to maintain a strong national KIPP brand.
Raises funds from donors—including foundations, corporations, and
individuals—to support KIPP’s mission.
- Talent: Ensures
the KIPP Foundation is a great place to work by recruiting, onboarding,
developing and retaining our staff.
Keeping us connected and operational:
- Information Technology: Oversees
technology needs for the KIPP Foundation, and supports technology solutions to
help the KIPP network share ideas and resources, track performance, and
Oversees all accounting and finance transactions for the KIPP Foundation, and
works to ensure the organization’s fiscal health.
Ready to work at the KIPP Foundation? Check out our current opportunities >