KIPP has created a set of national initiatives and programs that are designed to support and provide resources to local KTC programs across the country.
KIPP is establishing innovative partnerships with a range of colleges and universities across the nation to ensure that our students and others from underrepresented communities matriculate to, persist in, and graduate from college. The ultimate goal is to identify strategies that can be implemented by educational institutions in collaboration with KIPP to help close the achievement gap for first-generation students and students of color. Integral to the success of these partnerships is ensuring that a strong college access pipeline is in place for first-generation students, through programs such as our pre-college summer institutes, which bring KIPP high school-aged students to college campuses for residential experiences that expose them to college-level academics and prepare them for the rigors of the college application process. In the summer of 2012, these programs served nearly 70 KIPPsters. Learn more >
Site Support & Professional Development
Local KTC programs and staff have access to tailored professional development tools, trainings, and services. Through monthly webinars, an annual KTC retreat, and the KTC strand at the annual KIPP School Summit, local KTC staff are exposed to best practices from the community and the field. Besides internal offerings, KIPP partners with several national college access organizations and associations to provide member benefits, and additional professional development to the community at a rate that provides critical cost savings to our local sites. The KIPP Foundation also offers support with strategic planning and program planning for KTC sites and regions, providing coaching, models and tools for predicting and preparing for growth, as well as evaluating success.
College Connections & Ambassadors
KIPP seeks to build supportive cohorts of our students on college campuses so they can work together to persist in and graduate from college. College Connections allows KIPPsters to identify other KIPPsters on campus and build personal networks. College Ambassadors identifies and trains leaders within the KIPP cohort to provide programming and support for KIPPsters in overcoming academic, social, and emotional challenges in college.
National Alumni Database
The KIPP Foundation worked with several regions to develop the Alumni Database, a network-wide data management solution that allows KTC staff and others to track, share, and integrate alumni data. The Alumni Database helps KTC analyze trends through enhanced reporting. The database has also enabled the creation of powerful college counseling tools, including a data-driven college choice tool that ensures KIPP alumni are prepared to make informed college decisions. The Alumni Database is integrated to send and track communication through Facebook and text messages, streamlining the way KTC staff communicate with alumni.
Sharing & Collaboration
KIPP has created a national community website called KIPP Share Main Office that allows KIPP leadership and support staff to collaborate more than ever, as well as manage our knowledge around promising practices. Like Facebook for KIPP, Main Office allows KTC members to find and connect with one another, ask questions, or help a teammate by providing guidance around specific challenges. In addition, KIPP staff can find resources, like templates and strategic plans, to support their work in getting students to and through college.
KIPP is committed to equal treatment for all individuals. KIPP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.
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