We believe that all students will learn and achieve at high levels when given the opportunity. Our mission is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and character strengths they need to seize those opportunities. Great education transforms lives. 50% of our KIPP Houston 8th graders go on to graduate from college; comparatively, only 10.6% of Harris County’s low-income 8th graders have graduated from college.
There are 28 KIPP schools in Houston serving approximately 14,500 students climbing the mountain to and through college.
Tragically, the demand for a KIPP seat far outweighs the number of seats available, and 12,500 children sit on our waitlist. Read more about our commitment to Houston's children and communities here.
Retired hand surgeon Fred Kessler discovers a new calling and inspires KIPPsters along the way.
“This is a time when many of our KIPPsters, Big and Little, as well as their families are experiencing uncertainty and fear. As a child of immigrants, I stand with you.” Sehba Ali, Superintendent, KIPP Houston Public Schools
Only 26 Texas schools were nominated for this great honor!
Please join us Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 6:00pm for our 17th Annual Dinner as we continue to help our students build a better tomorrow to thrive in college and lead choice-filled lives. Co-Chairs: Danielle and David Magdol & Mollie and Kent Wallace