What is KIPP Forward?



KIPP Forward - formally KIPP Through College

KIPPsters set a high bar for their futures. For some, that means being the first in their family to graduate from college or buy a home. For others, it means serving our country or creating a business. So KIPP schools ensure each student has the skills and confidence to pursue any path that leads to their highest aspirations.
Through KIPP Forward, we’re supporting students to discover what a fulfilling life means to them, then break through any barrier that dares stand in their way of achieving it. KIPP supports students to choose and prepare for the educational and career paths that fit their goals and sense of purpose. Once on their way, KIPP Forward teams help alumni keep moving forward, tackling academic, social, and financial challenges they might encounter while pursuing their dreams. And through the KIPP Alumni Network, our KIPP family is creating powerful connections, and ascending together with networking, mentorship, leadership training, and more.
Across the country, KIPPsters are making their mark. They are earning degrees, building businesses, reforming policy, serving their communities, and rising through the ranks of companies and organizations throughout the nation. Together, they’re creating a future without limits. For themselves. For all those who will follow them. And for us all. 

KIPP Forward Team

KIPP Forward Team: Match + Persistence Teams:
Match Team:
Finding a Match: KIPP uses the College & Career Match Playbook while counseling students and families through the post-secondary decision-making process.
Kelly Steed-Merricks- Director of Post Secondary Match
Iriane McCray- College and Career Counselor, Booker T. Washington High School
Brittney Williams- College and Career Counselor, Frederick Douglass High School
Derianne Honora- College and Career Counselor, John F. Kennedy High School
Tamyra Williams - College and Career Counselor, John F. Kennedy High School
Jacqueta Gibson- College and Career Counselor, John F. Kennedy High School
Persistence Team:
Persisting Through College: Once on their way, KIPP advisors help alumni keep moving forward, tackling academic, social, and financial challenges they might encounter while pursuing their dreams.
Derris Hawkins-Smith- Alumni Advisor, Frederick Douglass High School
Monecia Moody- Alumni Advisor, Booker T. Washington High School
Andrea Laxey- Alumni Advisor, John F. Kennedy High School
Benjamin Trahan- Career and Technical Alumni Advisor

KIPP New Orleans Alumni Currently Attend
Agnes Scott College 
Alabama A & M University 
Alabama State University 
Alcorn State University 
American International College 
Appalachian State University 
Ashford University 
Bard College 
Barry University 
Barton College 
Baton Rouge Community College 
Beacon College 
Berkeley City College 
Berklee College of Music 
Blue Cliff College-Metairie 
Case Western Reserve University 
Columbia College-Chicago 
Davidson College 
Delgado Community College 
Denison University 
Dillard University 
El Centro College 
Emory University 
Fisk University 
Franklin and Marshall College
Full Sail University
Georgia College & State University 

Grambling State University 
Grinnell College 
Healthcare Training Institute 
Houston Community College 
Howard College 
Howard University 
Illinois Wesleyan University 
Ithaca College 
Jackson State University 
Lane College 
Louisiana State University - Main Campus 
Loyola University-New Orleans 
Lycoming College 
Lynchburg College 
Mercer University 
Midland University 
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College 
Mississippi Valley State University 
Modesto Junior College 
Morehouse College 
New York University 
Nicholls State University 
Northwestern State University of Louisiana 
Nunez Community College 
Our Lady of Holy Cross College 
Pearl River Community College 
Pratt Institute-Main 
Roanoke College 
Saint Edward's University 
Southeastern Louisiana University 
Southern University and A & M College 
Southern University at New Orleans 
Spelman College 
Spring Hill College 
Talladega College 
Texas Health School 
Texas Southern University 
The Art Institute of California-Hollywood 
The Art Institute of Houston 
The Juilliard School 
Tougaloo College 
Tulane University of Louisiana 
University of Louisiana at Lafayette 
University of Louisiana-Monroe 
University of New Orleans 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
University of Notre Dame 
University of Southern Mississippi 
Xavier University of Louisiana 
Youngstown State University

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