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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Literacy, Primary & Elementary Schools, Remedial Reading & Encouragement

Mission: Our mission is to create and sustain the highest quality school system for the communitites most under-served in Washington, D.C. KIPP DC students develop the knowledge, skills, and character necessary to become thoughtful, influential, and successful citizens in the competitive world. KIPP DC will raise expectations of public education in under-served communities by cultivating high-performing educational leaders and by serving as a model of excellence.

Geographic areas served: Washington, D.C.

Programs: Eighty-seven percent of KIPP DC students hail from neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River. Ninety-nine percent of the student body is African American, more than 75% are eligible for free or reduced lunch, and 11% receive special education services.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

The experiences I have had with KIPP have been life changing for me and my children who are now alumnis.KIPP has offered our family endless possibilities all because we believe that Knowledge is Power and we can succeed with No shortcuts, No excuses! Awesome, just Awesome



Rating: 5

My experience volunteering with KIPP has been more challenging and rewarding than any I've had. The teachers and administration at KIPP have never ceased to amaze me with their dedication to the school and students, maintaining strong bonds with students and families long after "promotion" from 8th grade. KIPP's "No Shortcuts, No Excuses" mantra is lived 100% on a daily basis by everyone at the school -- from the Principal to the students to the janitors mopping the floor. The opportunity to work with eager and ambitious 5th and 6th grade students every other Saturday morning allowed me to get in touch with a too-often overlooked part of DC. The look of pride on my students' faces when they harvested their first batch of lettuce from our community garden, or scored the winning run in a kickball rubber match, is something that will stay with me for ever!