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In 2002 we started our first school and crafted a bold vision statement: One day our nation will know Newark and Camden as cities of world class education.
With the continued spread of COVID-19 and uncertainty surrounding transmission, the decision was made to start the 2020-21 school year 100% remote in Newark and Camden until late October. Around the country COVID-19, has disproportionally impacted the Black and LatinX communities. KIPP is taking every precaution to keep our families and staff safe, and to prevent additional loss of lives and trauma in our cities.3
We continue to support our families by providing meals and groceries and for students to be successful with remote learning, KIPP provided 1:1 technology and hotspots. This support extends to our KIPP alumni as well. For students without a financial buffer, college closures and classes being offered virtually, can provide substantial challenges towards college completion. Our KIPP Through College team has been working hard to support our alumni while they navigate these additional obstacles.
Partner support has been integral in providing the resources and supports our families and students need. Please consider donating to KIPP to allow us to continue to provide a world class education, as well as the wrap around services our families need to stay focused on their education. We know that this is an unprecedented time for all, and we are grateful for your commitment to our students, families and the continuity of our mission.
1 Source: New Jersey Children’s Foundation. Our best the odds report (August 2020). https://njchildren.org/beat-the-odds/
2 As compared to college completion rates for students from families in the bottom quartile of incomes nationally
3 Source: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanres/article/PIIS2213-2600(20)30228-9/fulltext
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