Congratulations to Kei-Sygh Thomas, a journalist and KIPP Newark Collegiate Academy alum who was recently named a 2022 KIPP Alumni Leadership Accelerator Fellow!

This year, 23 remarkable KIPP alumni from around the country have been selected to participate in a yearlong program of professional development, mentorship, and network-building. These changemakers will be part of a group of 107 alumni leaders who have gone through the program.

Now in its fifth year, the KIPP Alumni Leadership Accelerator aims to support KIPP alumni in reaching top leadership positions at the local, state, and national levels. The 2022 Fellows will:

  • Receive 10 months of personalized, executive leadership coaching
  • Attend two leadership conferences
  • Join a tight-knit cohort of peers who graduated from KIPP schools across the country
  • Have access to networking and skill building opportunities

Kei-Sygh Thomas is a freelance journalist specializing in news and features, and an aspiring software developer. Most recently, she was an education reporter in her hometown Newark, the largest school district in New Jersey. She has been published in hyperlocal, local, and national news media sites, and was an editorial fellow for The 74. She loves to research and combine data with moving personal narratives to raise awareness of important issues and their solutions.

Kei-Sygh dreams of harnessing technology and amplifying community impact through corporate social programs. She speaks three and a half languages, has traveled to almost a dozen countries on four continents, and wants to build a career that can take her abroad. 

Here's what she had to say about joining the 2022 cohort of KIPP Accelerator Fellows!

“I am joining cohort five of the Accelerator to gain the clarity, roadmap, and accountability to become my personal and professional best…One of the biggest benefits of the Accelerator would be the relationships I build and resources to take control of my career. In five years, I would have unique opportunities through the individuals I meet in the Accelerator and be in a position where my work has direct impact.”

Congratulations, Kei-Sygh! We can't wait to see where your journey takes you!

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