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KIPP On Learning Podcast The KIPP Foundation

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Join us on a journey of continuous learning as we share stories, insights, and inspiration from across the KIPP network.

    How The Legacy of Latinx Activism Influenced Education Today

    How The Legacy of Latinx Activism Influenced Education Today

    How many of you have heard of the following court cases: Mendez v Westminster? Plyler v. Doe? Most of us know about the historic case Brown v Board of Education that ruled racial segregation in schools unconstitutional.

    In 1946, before the Brown decision, eight-year-old Sylvia Mendez was one of the children represented in the case Mendez v. Westminster when a group of Mexican American families in California won the very first federal court case ruling that the segregation of public schools was unconstitutional. A decision that paved the way for the Brown decision.

    This year also marks the 40th anniversary of Plyler v. Doe, when a group of undocumented Mexican families from Texas in 1982  argued and won their case in the Supreme Court, ensuring that children living in the U.S. without legal immigration documentation could access a public education. This case laid the groundwork for the DREAM Act and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program also known as DACA – both of which are essential today to thousands of children and young adults across the United States.

    This month we are delighted to welcome attorney, journalist, and television commentator Raul Reyes to talk more about the legacy of these historic cases, their impact, and the future of DACA.

    • 18 min
    Demystifying Tech: A Roadmap for a Successful Tech Career – 2022 KIPP Alumni Summit Session Highlights

    Demystifying Tech: A Roadmap for a Successful Tech Career – 2022 KIPP Alumni Summit Session Highlights

    This summer we hosted our second KIPP Alumni Summit in Washington, DC, with 300 alumni from around the country! In the span of three days, we were proud to offer 29 sessions focused on professional development, financial well-being, and mental health—nearly half led by KIPP alumni!  We are excited to share some of those session highlights as bonus content for the KIPP On Learning Podcast.

    Listen to this episode on Demystifying Tech: A Roadmap for a Successful Tech Career with guests Andrew Baines, Podcast Producer & Host of CuSTEM Journeys, Jerelyn Rodriquez, CEO of The Knowledge House, Joél Ramirez, Chief Technology officer at Quirk Chat, and Simone May, CTO and Co-Founder of Clutch. Panelists share their personal stories on how they got into tech, best practices on how to get into the industry, and what it takes to succeed. We hope you enjoy the content and if you want to learn more about our programs visit www.kipp.org/alumni

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    A Conversation with Melanie Willingham-Jaggers, Executive Director of GLSEN

    A Conversation with Melanie Willingham-Jaggers, Executive Director of GLSEN

    At KIPP we strive to be a community where every member of our team and family can authentically and proudly be who they are and who they want to be, every day of every month. As we honor PRIDE across KIPP this month, our hearts go out to teachers, leaders and young people who are in schools where new legislation prohibits them from using a curriculum or discussing topics of gender identity or sexual orientation. Joining us to talk about what we as educators can do to support our students’ freedom and well-being to live their full authentic selves is Melanie Willingham, Executive Director of GLSEN.

    Melanie Willingham-Jaggers (They/She), is the newly appointed Executive Director at GLSEN a national non-profit that works to ensure K-12 education is safe and affirming for all students, including LGBTQ+ youth. Before joining GLSEN, Melanie served as the Program Associate Director of The Worker Institute at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

    If you like what you hear, subscribe to get alerted about new episodes and visit www.kipp.org for job opportunities and information about our schools.

    • 27 min
    Goldberg Scholar and Activist, Andrea Tecpoyotl

    Goldberg Scholar and Activist, Andrea Tecpoyotl

    This month on the KIPP On Learning Podcast, we are honored to talk with Andrea Tecpoyotl, a Goldberg scholar who is a senior at the University of San Diego and an alum of KIPP San Diego. An activist, Andrea has spent considerable time advocating for DREAMers nationwide. She found her passion for activism when she advocated for the DREAM Act in Washington, D.C. During Andrea's time there, she met with Congress to push for legislation that would provide a permanent solution to protect DREAMers. Andrea's ultimate goal is to open a nonprofit organization that helps immigrants and the undocumented community.

    The Dave Goldberg Scholars Program honors the remarkable life and legacy of Dave Goldberg by providing exceptional KIPP graduates with financial support and mentorship throughout their college years. This annual scholarship is focused on assisting a new generation of diverse alumni to become the leaders of tomorrow. Learn more here.

    Listen to learn more about her incredible journey and her experience being a part of the first cohort graduating the Goldberg Scholars Program.

    • 23 min
    Digging Deep into What Makes Students Thrive with Angela Duckworth

    Digging Deep into What Makes Students Thrive with Angela Duckworth

    In this episode of the KIPP On Learning Podcast, KIPP Co-Founder Dave Levin is joined by distinguished psychologist, author, and host Angela Duckworth to discuss her research into what makes students thrive.

    Angela Duckworth is the Co-founder and CEO of the nonprofit Character Lab, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, a MacArthur “Genius Award” Fellow, the co-leader of Penn’s Behavior Change for Good initiative, the author of the New York Times best-selling book “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance,” and the co-host of the popular podcast No Stupid Questions, which is part of the Freakonomics Radio network.

    If you like what you hear, subscribe to get alerted about new episodes and visit www.kipp.org for job opportunities and information about our schools.

    • 31 min
    A Conversation With Dr. Walter Kimbrough, President of Dillard University

    A Conversation With Dr. Walter Kimbrough, President of Dillard University

    When KIPPsters started returning to college campuses this semester, more than 1,700 of them did so at a Historically Black College and University. As of this fall, KIPP has a formal partnership with 9 HBCUs, including Dillard University which has been a KIPP college partner since 2013.

    This month, KIPP Co-Founder Dave Levin, had the honor of talking with Dr. Walter Kimbrough, President of Dillard University about the unique challenges of running an institution of higher education today, how he fought to stay open through most of the pandemic, and how the role and recognition of HBCUs in this country has changed during his 10-year tenure.

    • 29 min

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