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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.

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Rating: 5

Awesome, Amazing & Fantastic!!!!! As a life time ward 7 resident/parent I found it extremely hard to find high achieving, quality public schools in that area. After hearing, reading and visiting KIPP DC I knew it was the place for my kids. I am a proud parent of a 6th grader and an alumni, now attending Sidwell Friends. Everyone, teachers, principles and staff work hard to give our kids quality education. In the end, our children thrive, they set goals and acheive them. KIPP DC equips our children with the necessary tools to go above & beyond what our society/community has set. Every student is individually important to KIPP DC. When students win, KIPP DC wins and Parents are extremely proud and thankful.