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2021-09-03 | Julia Bagg | NBC6

Welcome back to school Miami-Dade!

Welcome back to school Miami-Dade!

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2021-09-03 | CBS Miami Team | CBS Miami

Northwest Miami-Dade Students Treated To Free Haircuts

Students in northwest Miami-Dade were treated to free haircuts ahead of the new school year. KIPP Miami invited the kids to 305 Kings and Queens Salon, where the first 100 got complimentary cuts.

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2021-09-03 | Michelle Rotuno-Johnson | Patch

Backpack Giveaway For KIPP Miami Students Is Friday

KIPP Miami and Bridge to Hope are partnering to donate 1,250 backpacks for students in the Liberty City neighborhood.

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2021-07-12

Abraham Galvan

Miami Today

Best educators kept students on track during the pandemic

“From restorative justice circles to morning affirmation sessions, KIPP’s educators are leading the way in empowering students to be-come agents of their mental health while strengthening their toolkits to combat everyday stressors that overwhelmingly affect Black and brown youth.”

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2021-05-18

Bianca Marcof

The Miami Times

Equality in education pushed by teachers

“You get to a point where you’re trying to figure out how to use your collective power as teachers to really impact the system and see the type of curriculum our students deserve,” Bryant said.

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2021-04-25

C. Isaiah Smalls II

Miami Herald

Chauvin conviction won’t itself change policing. For many, the fight just began

Many police, he said, have “a fear of the Black body,” Toussaint, now 40 and a teacher at KIPP Miami as well as owner of Toussaint Immigration & Consulting. “... One trial is not going to change the way they look at us.”

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2021-03-11

Kayla Johnson and Papa Keith

Instagram

What KIPP Miami is Bringing to the Community!

From social-emotional learning, to community engagement—here’s how KIPP Miami supports every child that comes through its doors.

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2021-03-11

CBS Miami Team

CBS Miami

No Cost Eye Exams Offered To Students At KIPP Sunrise Academy

When community organizations come together, anything is possible! Check out how KIPP Miami, The Marlins Foundation and Miami Lighthouse for the Blind helped students access eye screenings and free glasses.

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2021-03-11

Bianca Marcof

Miami Times

Miami Marlins distribute toys in Liberty City

The Miami Marlins handed holiday gifts to 120 children through car windows on Thursday at Gwen Cherry Park.

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2020-12-16

MICHELLE MARCHANTE AND HOWARD COHEN

Miami Herald

How much are people willing to help during COVID-19? Give Miami Day 2020 hits new record

Given the challenges faced by Miami’s nonprofit community during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Miami Foundation had to revamp its ninth annual event. Instead of waiting until Thursday, donors were able to make gifts to the 900 charities online at GiveMiamiDay.org starting on Monday through an Early Giving initiative.

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2020-10-07

HY- LO NEWS Staff

HY- LO NEWS

Miami Non-Profit Provides Families in Need with Laptops & School Supplies

To ensure all of its students are prepared to log on to their first day of school, KIPP hosted a supply drive for families to pick up Chromebooks, brand new bookbags filled with workbooks and school supplies, and school uniforms.

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2020-10-07

CW South Florida Team

The CW - South Florida

Back to School in Miami!

A local nonprofit charter school provided its students with all the materials they needed to kick off the school year, from laptops, to uniforms.

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2020-06-23

Kevin Gale

South Florida Business & Wealth Mag

Charter school takes extra steps to fight racism, pandemic

“At KIPP Miami we have always been committed to going the extra mile for our students and families and at no time is this more important than right now,” says Brett Kimmel, executive director of KIPP Miami.

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2020-06-09

Colleen Wright

Miami Herald

Special teachers put positive punctuation point on an extraordinary school year

“We hope this reinforces KIPP’s outrage at police brutality and our country’s lack of response,” wrote KIPP Executive Director Brett Kimmel in a letter to families.

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2020-05-12

Mike DiPasquale

7 News WSVN

Miami Marlins partner with local organizations to help feed local community

KIPP Miami partnered with other community organizations and the Marlins to distribute food to 30 families in the Liberty City neighborhood.

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2020-05-12

Miriam Tapia

The CW - South Florida

Liberty City Teachers Organize A Birthday Surprise for Their Student

KIPP Sunrise Academy teachers know socially distancing is tough for their students—but they’re finding ways to stay connected. Check out this piece about how teachers helped plan a surprise birthday parade for one student.

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2020-05-12

Miami Times Staff

The Miami Times

KIPP Miami aids Liberty City students during public health crisis

Learn how KIPP Miami is deploying technology to ensure students don’t fall behind academically due to COVID-19.

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2020-04-08

Alona Martinez

Lifestyle Media Group

5 Tips For Successful Remote Learning

Teaching in an age of social distancing is hard. That’s why KIPP Miami Executive Director Brett Kimmel recommends these best practices for parents implementing remote learning in partnership with their teachers.

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2020-03-04

Kirk Gimenez

South Florida CW

Super Teacher Helps Students Become Reading Superstars!

KIPP Liberty Academy teacher Dana Bailey is inspiring the next generation of readers every day in her classroom—check out her feature in the South Florida CW!

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2020-02-10

Torri Russell

The Miami Times

School Choice gives a parent options for their children’s education

Why does school choice matter to KIPP Miami parent Torri Russell? Dive in to learn more about her experience with KIPP Sunrise Academy.

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2020-01-14

Miami Herald Staff

Miami Herald

A New Look for the School Year

New year, new cuts. Our second annual free haircut event was a huge hit in the Liberty City community!

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2020-01-14

Eman Elshahawy

The Miami Times

Liberty City school hosts free haircuts for boys

Our second annual barbershop event was a huge success. Liberty City students returned to school after the holiday break with fresh (and free!) haircuts!

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2020-01-08

7 News WSVN

7 News WSVN

KIPP Miami offers free haircuts for children in Liberty City

Who would turn down heading back to school with a free, fresh haircut? Not these Miami kids!

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2020-01-08

Miami Today

Miami Today

Jorge M. Perez foundation grants fund 10 Miami causes

We are grateful to the Jorge M. Perez Family Foundation for awarding a substantial gift to KIPP Miami. This grant will allow us to expand the number of children we educate in greater Miami.

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2019-12-17

MLB Staff

MLB

Miami Marlins Foundation holiday celebration to give gifts to 200 local youth on Tuesday, December 17 at Marlins Park

Thank you to the Miami Marlins for helping our KIPPsters enjoy the holiday season at their holiday celebration.

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2019-12-06

Michelle Marchante

Miami Herald

Education and children are the winners in Give Miami Day’s record breaking haul

Give Miami Day was a huge success for KIPP Miami. We joined with other Miami nonprofits for this day of giving to support the education of Miami students.

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2019-10-30

Promo Team

The CW - South Florida

Super Teacher: Musical Manaoat

Our kids run to school—and love to learn. Teachers like Charlene Manaoat make this possible.

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2019-08-29

Staff

Miami Times

KIPP Academy Expands into Middle School

KIPP NJ recently welcomed over 170 students from the West Little River and Liberty City communities to KIPP Liberty Academy! We can't wait to help our students on their path to and through college. 

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2019-07-26

Neena Samuel

Reader's Digest

40 Things Your Child’s Teacher Wants You to Know

These teachers--including KIPP Sunrise Academy teacher Charlene Manaoa--share what they think parents should know about their jobs.

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2019-05-01

KIPP Miami

KIPP Miami

Meet Ian Bravo, KIPP Liberty Academy’s Founding School Leader!

KIPP Liberty Academy founding school leader Ian Bravo sat down with KIPP Miami’s Director of Enrollment and Community Engagement Tshaka Ismael to talk about his background in education, and what parents can expect at KIPP Liberty Academy!

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2019-04-18

Jessica Bakeman

WLRN

New Charter 'Schools Of Hope' Slated To Open In Liberty City, With Potential $23M Price Tag

WLRN discusses KIPP Miami's efforts to open five schools to serve Liberty City families. 

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2019-03-28

Editor

WJCT

We Asked, You Responded: Here Are The Local Women That Inspire You

KIPP Sunrise Academy founding principal Leyla Bravo Wiley earns a shoutout in WJCT for her work to ensure Liberty City  "is home to Miami's highest performing school."

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2019-01-15

Nyamekye Daniel

Miami Times

The Social Whirl: What They Saw

KIPP Sunrise Academy teachers recently got a behind-the-scenes look at Art Basel and they’re eager to share what they learned with their students!

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2019-01-15

Shanica Aguila

Miami Herald

Thank you, KIPP Sunrise Academy

Shanica Aguila, a parent of a KIPP Sunrise Academy student, expresses her gratitude for the school’s opening in Liberty City.

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2019-01-06

Staff

Local 10

Free haircuts deliver big smiles in South Florida

100 students in Liberty City, Miami started the year off right with haircuts, courtesy of KIPP Sunrise Academy.

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2018-07-31

Colleen Wright

Miami Herald

In post-Parkland era, back to school means homework new friends -- and armed guards

As six year-old Tyhler Herrera gears up to start first grade at KIPP Miami this year, the start of the back-to-school year will look different due to aftermath of the Valentine’s Day shooting in Parkland, Florida: an armed security guard on every campus, increased security technology, and stricter rules.

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2018-07-29

Rudabeh Shahbazi

CBS4 Miami

Focus on South Florida: KIPP Miami

KIPP Sunrise Academy opens in Liberty City, Miami next this month. Monica Kress, Managing Operations Director for KIPP Miami and Chalianna Lopez, a KIPP NYC alumna, talks about what makes KIPP unique.

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2018-05-07

Staff

South Florida Times

KIPP Charter School Slated for August Opening in Liberty City

The school will be uniquely co-located in an underutilized portion of Poinciana Park Elementary and will open with nearly 200 students in kindergarten through first grade.

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2018-04-30

Grace Turiano

Community Newspapers

National nonprofit KIPP celebrates launch of first school in S. Florida

KIPP Sunrise Academy will bring a new model and education alternative to Miami, adding a nonprofit charter school to the urban core, backed by a partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) that will offer leadership development and curriculum resources to district teachers.

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2018-04-29

Steph Sez

Miami Herald

Steph Sez - Education First

KIPP hosted a kickoff event to celebrate its arrival and the opening of its first school in Miami.

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2018-04-18

Richard Alvarez

World Red Eye

KIPP Miami Kickoff Event at Miami Design District

More than 100 of Miami’s sports, education and philanthropy leaders gathered at the exclusive Design District Garden Building’s rooftop to welcome KIPP bringing additional education options to South Florida’s children.

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2018-04-12

Cindy Kent

Florida Sun Sentinel

People on the Move

KIPP, a national nonprofit network of college preparatory public charter schools serving elementary, middle and high school students, has announced that KIPP Miami’s founding school hires.

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2018-04-12

KIPP Miami News

KIPP Miami

National Nonprofit KIPP Celebrates Launch of First School in South Florida with Kickoff Event in Miami's Design District

Former Miami HEAT Player Shane Battier and WPLG Local 10 News Anchor Laurie Jennings Among Special Guests

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2018-04-02

Staff

Miami Herald

Senior-level hires and promotions for the week of April 9, 2018

KIPP, a national nonprofit network of charter schools, made the following hires.

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2018-03-30

KIPP Miami News

KIPP Miami

KIPP Selects Miami Natives Leyla Bravo, Kayla Johnson and Monica Kress to Launch Its First School in South Florida

New Hires Bring Over 10 Years of Education and Leadership Experience

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2018-01-24

Kei-Sygh Thomas

The 74 Million

KIPP Also Rises: Charter Network Opens Sunrise Academy as Welcome Partner of Miami-Dade Public Schools

The school is also part of a larger campaign by the Urban League — called We Rise Education Village — to bring new life and opportunity to Liberty City.

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