Announcements

KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth Teacher Recognized as Middle School Educator of the Year by Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce

KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth (KIPP DFW) is pleased to announce that KIPP Truth Academy Teacher Toni Dickerson was recognized by Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce as “2015 Middle School Educator of the Year.” Dickerson received the award Wednesday morning at the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year celebration alongside winners selected in five categories including college, high school, middle school, elementary school, and Pre-K/Early Childhood.

Foundations Invest Nearly $2.5 Million in Southern Dallas School Choice

KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth (KIPP DFW) announced today new funding from Simmons Family Foundation, Hamon Charitable Foundation and The Rees-Jones Foundation that will allow the organization to progress on its plan to expand to a total of 10 schools educating Pre-K – 12th grade students in southern Dallas by 2020. KIPP DFW feels a sense of urgency to provide high-quality education options to the students and families of southern Dallas. Currently conducting a 23 million dollar campaign, KIPP DFW will expand to 10 campuses by 2020, serving 5,000 students when fully enrolled.

KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth to Open Two New Schools in 2015-2016 School Year

KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth (KIPP DFW) announced today its plans to open two new schools in the 2015-2016 school year as the next step in the organization’s plan to expand to a total of 10 schools in southern Dallas by 2020 educating 5,000 Pre-K through 12th grade students when fully enrolled. Beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, KIPP Truth Elementary and KIPP Destiny Middle School will open as the region’s second elementary and second middle school to total four KIPP DFW schools.

Donor’s Challenge Propels KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth’S First Annual Fundraising Event to a Record $725,000

KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth (KIPP DFW) today announces the results of its first annual fundraising event, “Are You Smarter than a KIPPster?,” held on April 30th. The evening brought in a record $725,000 from 450 guests, due in large part to a catalytic challenge from the Human Investments Foundation. The funds raised will go toward KIPP DFW’s expansion plan to build a total of ten schools in southern Dallas by 2021.

The Jenesis Group Awards $2.0 Million to KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth

The Jenesis Group announced they have awarded a three-year, $2.0 million grant to support the expansion of KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth's (KIPP DFW) high-performing charter school network. This marquee investment represents the single largest award in KIPP DFW's 10-year history. The grant is structured to strategically provide $1.0 million of unrestricted capital to seed the growth campaign, and $1.0 million matching challenge to incentivize prospective donors.

KIPP Partners with Mi Escuelita for Pre-K Program 

KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth announced today that it will welcome its first class of Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students when it opens its doors in August. Through a unique partnership, KIPP Destiny Pre-K will be powered by Mi Escuelita Preschool and will serve 60 students who will be eligible to automatically matriculate into kindergarten at KIPP Destiny Elementary the following year. 

Esping Family Foundation Awards $1 Million Pace-Setting Gift To KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth

The Esping Family Foundation has awarded a five year, one million dollar pace-setting grant to support KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth's (KIPP DFW) Capacity Building Program in southern Dallas. The Capacity Building Program is part of KIPP DFW's larger effort to expand to 10 schools serving 5,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The project will help expand school support services, establish and operate a teacher residency program, and provide college-readiness services for students and alumni. 

Service King Collision Repair Centers Provides High Tech Graphing Calculators to KIPP DFW TRUTH Academy 8th Grade Math and Science Students with Funding from CBS EcoMedia’s EducationAd Advertising

Eighth grade math and science students at KIPP DFW TRUTH Academy in Dallas will no longer have to share high tech calculators or go without the aid of the essential educational technology thanks to Service King Collision Repair Center’s distribution of TI-84 graphing calculators to the college preparatory middle school.  

Place at Perry's VIP Tour Benefited KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth

Dallas philanthropists Bill and Heather Esping hosted a VIP Tour to benefit KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth ahead of the reopening of their restaurant, Place at Perry's, on February 16, which raised just over $15,000 for the Dallas charter school.