KIPP Forward

Essential resources

Committed to Support

KIPP Philadelphia is committed to supporting its students and alumni to and through college. Students earn alumni status once they have completed 8th grade at a KIPP middle school or graduated from a KIPP high school. The KIPP Forward team provides essential resources to all KIPP students and alumni as they make the transition from middle school to high school, as they prepare for and enter college and while they pursue their college degrees.

By the Numbers

Our Impact



KIPP Philadelphia Public Schools’ alumni are making their mark. They are earning degrees, building businesses, serving their communities, and leading choice-filled lives.


High School Graduation Rate

KIPP Philadelphia honors our promise to support students to and through college and career completion by empowering graduating seniors to continue to use their scholarly habits, knowledge, and qualities of character to continue advancing and engaging with our communities.


College Matriculation Rate

College is still the best option for a majority of KIPP Philadelphia students. We are proud to report that our students’ matriculate to college at a rate that is higher than the Philadelphia City and Pennsylvania State rates.

Career Development & Support

Grow your professional skill set and network through the following opportunities/websites:

Visit Intern Match vis

Download Resume Templates
Download Cover Letter Templates

Visit PA Career Zonevia

Alumni Engagement

Over the past few years we have seen an increase of KIPP Philly alumni who are engaging in small business ventures as their primary or secondary source of income. Therefore we have created this directory as a way to help publicize and support the gifts of our alumni.

Click here to check out the KIPP Philly Alumni Business Directory.

Building a more Just World

College Partnerships

At the national level, KIPP works to help students persist through college and earn an on-time degree through forming college partnerships with the institutions that share our belief that a student’s zip code and family income should not dictate whether he or she attains a degree.

To fulfill our commitment to students beyond high school, the KIPP Forward team works alongside colleges and universities to support KIPP Philadelphia alumni. College partners not only commit to admitting KIPP students, but also providing critical resources to ensure that students remain on track for a college degree. KIPP partners with more than 95 college and universities across the country to learn alongside each other how to best support first-generation college students and create a scalable model for college access and completion.

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National College Partners

Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME)
Spelman College (Atlanta, GA)
Florida A&M (Tallahassee, TN)
University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Regional College Partners

Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)
Bloomsburg University (Bloomsburg, PA)
Rosemont College (Bryn Mawr, PA)
Community College of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
LaSalle University, (Philadelphia, PA)