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KIPP Delta Awarded King Foundation Grant

KIPP Delta Public Schools was recently awarded a $25,000 grant from the Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation. This money will support KIPP Through College (KTC), a comprehensive program with a mission of ensuring that college graduation is an option for all students. The goal of KTC is to graduate 75% of our high school alumni from college by exposing students to multiple college options early, guiding students and families through the admissions & financial aid process and advocating to eliminate barriers to college matriculation and graduation.

About KIPP Delta Public Schools

KIPP Delta Public Schools are tuition-free, open enrollment, public charter schools that accept all students on a space-available basis. Our mission is to empower students from high-poverty communities to develop the knowledge, skills, and character traits necessary to pursue a college education and a life of value, joy, and integrity. For more information, visit

About KIPP

KIPP has grown from two original schools founded by Teach For America alumni Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin to a national network of 109 free, open enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools.  Over 95 percent of students enrolled in KIPP schools are African American or Hispanic/Latino, and more than 80 percent qualify for the federal free and reduced-price meals program. To date, over 85 percent of students who have graduated from KIPP middle schools have matriculated to college. For more information, visit


Carissa Godwin, Development Director, KIPP Delta Public Schools, 870-714-9635 or

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Carissa Godwin
Chief of External Affairs