College Partnerships

KIPP LA is deeply committed to getting students from underserved communities to and through college. Together with the national KIPP network, we believe partnerships between secondary and higher education will help improve college completion rates for first-generation students. These colleges were selected for partnership based on alumni matriculation and student interest and needs. 

A KIPP College Partnership allows KIPP and institutions of higher education to:

  • Identify areas where we can each strengthen our support around college readiness, matriculation, and graduation – and commit to implement these strategies.
  • Take a leadership role in identifying organizational structures and supports to improve persistence and graduation rates for KIPP and other first-generation students.
  • Use learnings to inform a long-term scalable model for college access and completion that others can replicate.