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KIPP New Jersey’s Student-Artists Shine!

Students at KIPP BOLD Academy spent this year studying Film and Photography in their elective class—and already, they’re showing great promise as artists, according to their teacher, John Paxton Jr.  […]

Alumni in the Spotlight: Meet Six Alums Pursuing Big Goals!

Our alumni are superstars. We interviewed these six alums to learn more about their lives post-KIPP New Jersey—and how our KIPP Through College team continues to offer support to help […]

KIPP New Jersey Stands With Our Communities

We’ve Always Been Committed to Supporting Our Team and Family—and It’s Never Been So Important. When Coronavirus (COVID-19) arrived in the U.S late this January, our community came together immediately […]

Our Kids Love to Learn, and We Do Too: Our 2019-2020 Academic Priority

Each year, KIPP New Jersey chooses one unifying academic priority to implement across the schools in our network. Often these goals reflect what we want to see taking place in […]

How the School Across the Street Changed My Life—And Helped Me Reach College

This summer, I’m preparing to enter my senior year in college: working at a burger shop, registering for courses, binge-watching “back to school” videos, and completing an internship with KIPP […]

Our Heartbeat

August 9-10 marked the first-ever Heartbeat Summit bringing together more than 850 instructional and non-instructional teammates from KIPP New Jersey and KIPP Miami with the goal of starting strong for […]

“Walk in Your Excellence” A New Podcast from NCA School Leader Sean Stevens

Today, we’re introducing a new resource from KIPP Newark Collegiate Academy school leader Sean Stevens – his podcast, from Necessary Studios called “Walk in Your Excellence”. If you’re looking for […]

KIPP NJ students at March for Our Lives

KIPP Student Reflections from the March for Our Lives

In the wake of the Parkland, Florida shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students, parents, and supporters gathered in cities across the country to protest gun violence and the […]

Parent Power – How KIPP Families are Impacting our Communities

How KIPP Families are Impacting our Communities “I’ll be your mom until your mom comes,” are the words Tameeka Walden, a member of the KIPP Life Academy Parent Partner Association […]

Aldine Street Community Garden Feature Image

How one teacher created a community garden from a vacant lot

On Aldine Street in Newark, nestled between a parking lot and an abandoned building, you’ll find a thriving community garden. Two years ago it was an overgrown, vacant lot with […]