The Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) is a network of open-enrollment, tuition-free public charter schools providing students with a high quality, college-preparatory education. Our mission is to develop in underserved students the academic skills, intellectual habits, and qualities of character necessary to succeed at all levels of pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, college, and the competitive world beyond. KIPP operates 20 schools in the greater Houston area serving nearly 8,000 students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12. While 98% of KIPP Houston students are either Hispanic or African-American and 90% are from low-income circumstances, approximately 90% of KIPP Houston students, tracking from 8th grade, have matriculated to college. Though only 8% of students from the bottom income quartile earn a college degree, 40% of KIPP Houston’s alumni, tracking from 8th grade, have graduated from college. This college completion rate is higher than the average of all students across all income levels nationwide.
AAMA is a community-based organization designed to inspire and empower Latinos to pursue and achieve their potential. Our efforts are focused in the areas of [...]Read More