Educational Institutions

Kipp DC Inc

  • Washington, DC
  • www.kippdc.org

Mission Statement

Our mission is to create and sustain the highest quality school system for the communitites most under-served in Washington, D.C. KIPP DC students develop the knowledge, skills, and character necessary to become thoughtful, influential, and successful citizens in the competitive world. KIPP DC will raise expectations of public education in under-served communities by cultivating high-performing educational leaders and by serving as a model of excellence.

Main Programs

  1. KIPP DC
Service Areas

Self-reported

District of Columbia

Washington, DC

ruling year

2001

Founder & CEO since 2001

Self-reported

Susan Schaeffler

President & COO

Self-reported

Allison Fansler

Keywords

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charter school, middle school, public school, achievement gap, at-risk youth

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EIN

74-2974642

Physical Address

1003 K Street, NW Suite 700

Washington, DC 20001

Also Known As

Kipp DC

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Secondary/High School (B25)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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KIPP DC students dramatically outperform their peers on measures of academic success. One hundred percent of KIPP DC College Preparatory seniors are accepted to college, and KIPP DC alumni graduate or are on-track to graduate college at a rate nearly 5 times that of their peers.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

KIPP DC

Eighty-seven percent of KIPP DC students hail from neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River. Ninety-nine percent of the student body is African American, more than 75% are eligible for free or reduced lunch, and 11% receive special education services.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$20,959,207.00

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    KIPP DC's goal is to create and sustain the highest quality school system for the most educationally underserved communities in Washington, D.C.

    KIPP DC students will develop the knowledge, skills, and character necessary to become thoughtful, influential, and successful citizens in the competitive world.

    KIPP DC will raise expectations of public education in underserved communities by cultivating high-performing educational leaders and by serving as a model of excellence.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
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  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
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  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
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  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
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Service Areas

Self-reported

District of Columbia

Washington, DC

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Financials

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KIPP DC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Kipp DC Inc

Leadership

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Founder & CEO

Susan Schaeffler

President & COO

Allison Fansler

BIO

Susan Schaeffler was identified as one of three outstanding educators in the United States in 2000 to participate as a Fisher Fellow in the KIPP School Leadership Program. In addition to receiving specialized school leadership training at the University of California-Berkeley's Haas School of Business, Ms. Schaeffler trained at the KIPP South Bronx and Houston academies. Under her leadership, KIPP DC: KEY Academy won the 2002 Best All School Attendance Award. In 2001 the school was awarded $199,000 in startup funds from the Walton Foundation and $136,000 from the Challenge Foundation. Ms. Schaeffler has a exemplary record of achievement in the classroom. In 2000 she was recognized as an Outstanding Educator by the National Capital Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for innovative teaching methods in the area of mathematics. In 1999 she received a grant from the Washington Post to fund Shakespeare in the City, a program that brought the bard to low income areas. Her O.H.O.R.O.S.C.O.Our Rules, Our Students? Choices, Our Peaceful Environment) for troubled teens received attention all over the city for its resounding success. In 1995 she was voted Teacher of the Year at John Howard Elementary, and in 1994 she received the Superintendent?s Enterprise Award for her innovative community programs. Ms. Schaeffler began her career with a Teach for America Corps placement at John Howard Elementary in Baltimore, Maryland. Her past experiences include training new teachers in rural Ethiopia and founding Organized Learning Experience, an educational program design company. She completed her undergraduate degree in human development and family studies at Colorado State University and has an M.A. in Curriculum Design from the University of Maryland-Baltimore County.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Terry Golden

Bailey Capital Corporation

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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