Knowledge Is Power Program

The Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) is a non-profit network of college-preparatory public charter schools that equips underserved students with the knowledge, skills and character strengths needed to succeed in college and life.

 

United States
Impact indicators

Outputs:

  • KIPP works in 200 schools serving 80,000 students and 10,000 alumni in college. 

 

Impacts:

  • 95% of KIPP students graduate from high school, compared to the 83% national average and the 70% from low-income communities. 
  • 89% enrol in college, compared to the 62% national average and the 41% average of students from low-income backgrounds. 
  • 44% of Early KIPP Alumni have earned four-year college degrees, compared to the average of 9% in low-income communities and the 31% national average.

Entrepreneur

Richard Barth, KIPP foundation.
Social entrepreneur, the Schwab Foundation.