KIPP Charter school slated for Au­gust open­ing in Lib­erty City

South Florida Times - - METRO - Staff Re­port

MI­AMI – KIPP, a na­tional non-profit net­work of pub­lic charter schools with an ed­u­ca­tional ap­proach based on the be­lief that “All chil­dren will learn and achieve at high lev­els if given the op­por­tu­nity…” is open­ing in Lib­erty City in mid-Au­gust.

KIPP Mi­ami is the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s new­est re­gion in the last seven years and will launch with an elementary school, KIPP Sun­rise Academy in Lib­erty City. The or­ga­ni­za­tion, along with their com­mu­nity part­ner, the Ur­ban League of Greater Mi­ami, wel­comed more than 50 in­com­ing stu­dents and fam­i­lies at the Be­la­fonte Ta­colcy Cen­ter on March 15.

“We are ex­cited to be part of the Lib­erty City com­mu­nity and open the doors of KIPP Sun­rise Academy, bring­ing ad­di­tional high-qual­ity pub­lic ed­u­ca­tion op­tions to lo­cal fam­i­lies,” said Leyla Bravo-Wil­ley, prin­ci­pal of KIPP Sun­rise Academy.

KIPP Sun­rise Academy will bring a new model and ed­u­ca­tion alternative to Mi­ami, adding a non-profit charter school to the ur­ban core. Ac­cord­ing to a writ­ten state­ment, the school is a part­ner­ship with Mi­ami-Dade County Pub­lic Schools that will offer lead­er­ship de­vel­op­ment and cur­ricu­lum re­sources to District teach­ers. 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.

KIPP Mi­ami is part of the KIPP (Knowl­edge is Power Pro­gram) na­tional non­profit net­work of col­lege prepara­tory pub­lic charter schools serving elementary, mid­dle and high school stu­dents. KIPP has a 20-year track record of pre­par­ing stu­dents for suc­cess in col­lege and life.

To learn more about KIPP Mi­ami and KIPP Sun­rise Academy visit http://www.kipp­mi­


The Ur­ban League of Greater Mi­ami’s T. Wil­lard Fair and KIPP Sun­rise Academy Prin­ci­pal Leyla Bravo met with mem­bers of the Lib­erty City com­mu­nity dur­ing the KIPP Mi­ami Wel­come Cel­e­bra­tion.

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