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Mental Health in My School Community

My name is Hayley Castelan, and my friend Sanai Chambliss and I recently had the chance to ask questions about mental health to members of our school community at KIPP […]

Meet Isaac Abankwa: Educator & Coach

My name is Isaac Abankwa and I’m a physical education teacher at KIPP Upper Roseville Academy (KURA) in Newark, New Jersey. I grew up all over New Jersey, and even […]

Step Inside Our Camden Alumni Journeys, With KIPP Forward!

This August, the KIPP Foundation announced an important shift: Our KIPP Through College teams that collectively support tens of thousands of KIPP alumni nationwide who have crossed the stage at […]

Back in the Game: A Return to Athletics in Camden

This year, the squeaks of sneakers on gym floors, the shriek of a whistle on the field, and shouts of encouragement from the sidelines are back, as our student athletes […]

The Journey to 100%: Race, Equity, Inclusion, and Our Heartbeat

Since we opened our first middle school, KIPP TEAM Academy, in Newark’s South Ward twenty years ago in 2002, KIPP New Jersey’s mission has been to support every student’s journey […]

Step Inside This Year in Athletics at KIPP Newark!

This year, the squeaks of sneakers on gym floors, the shriek of a whistle on the field, and shouts of encouragement from the sidelines are back, as our student athletes […]

“I do this for the generations behind me.” Reflections on Latinx Heritage Month

September 15th through October 15th marks Latinx Heritage Month. Our community celebrated with everything from learning about Latinx changemakers and creating art, to hosting parades and creating vibrant hallway bulletin […]

A Year of Transition: Supporting Social and Emotional Wellness

Returning to in-person learning is a transition that sparks a wide range of emotions for students and families, from excitement and happiness to apprehension and anxiety. For families, it can […]

Celebrating Essential Workers in Our Camden Team and Family

When COVID-19 arrived in March of 2020, essential workers across the world had their personal and professional lives turned upside down as they navigated a new normal. The same was […]

Psst…Rising Seniors: Here Are the Secrets to Nailing the College Application Process!

KIPP Newark Collegiate Academy senior Tyranique Freeman never expected to be applying to college during a pandemic when she entered high school in 2017. But armed with a passion for […]