Jorge Velazquez


My journey with KIPP DFW began in 5th grade. I was struggling in my neighborhood school when a family friend told my mom about KIPP. She immediately knew KIPP was the right place for my family and me.

I repeated 5th grade at KIPP Truth Academy, and from day one my whole school experience was different. Thanks to great teachers and a challenging curriculum, I was completely caught up by the end of 8th grade and accepted into an awesome high school program.

After high school, I received amazing support from the KIPP Through College team, and thanks to them, I graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance in May 2016.

I now work in the Operations and Finance Department at KIPP Truth Elementary, giving back to the charter school region that gave me so much support. KIPP DFW empowered me to have a life filled with success and choice.

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