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KIPP Through College: Los Angeles

  • KIPP Through College: Los Angeles
  • 3601 East First Street
  • Los Angeles, CA 90063
  • 213-489-4461
  • Belen Sanchez
  • Managing Director, KIPP Through College

Program Description

KIPP LA Schools (KIPP LA) is a nonprofit organization that operates free, open-enrollment, public charter schools focused on preparing students in under-resourced communities in Los Angeles for success in school, college, and life. KIPP LA currently operates eleven schools in South and East Los Angeles, serving over 4,000 students and alumni.

At KIPP LA, our mission is to ensure student success through college graduation. While our current schools serve only the elementary and middle school grades, KIPP Through College continues to support students who complete the eighth grade at KIPP on their journey to remain on the path to college.


The mission of KIPP Through College is to empower KIPP LA alumni to continue to use their KIPP-learned intellectual habits, knowledge, and character traits in their current school and in life to attend and complete college as well as further their communities. The fundamental goal of the KIPP Through College program is to ensure that more than 80 percent of KIPP LA alumni go on to college and become successful in life.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Race & Ethnicity

  • Hispanic/Latino: 82%
  • Other: 2%
  • African American: 16%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 432
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 226
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Between 25% and 50%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Boston University
  • California State University-Los Angeles
  • East Los Angeles College
  • Georgetown University
  • Howard University
  • Kalamazoo College
  • Los Angeles Trade Technical College
  • Occidental College
  • Pasadena City College
  • Santa Barbara City College
  • Syracuse University
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Whittier College

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 82%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 44%