KIPP Celebrates Past, Looks to Future

LYNN — Despite being named one of 40 people under 40 to watch by the Boston Business Journal, Caleb Dolan, executive director of KIPP Academy Massachusetts, isn’t wearing a sash.

He is wearing a grin, though, because the honor falls on the school’s 10th anniversary in Lynn.

“We have 850 kids. This is our first year of full enrollment,” he said, standing in the lobby of 90 High Rock. “We will have our first graduating class this year.”

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Nonprofit Launches College Saving Initiative

Young students and their families in some of Massachusetts’ most underserved communities will soon have access to a program that helps families save for college and prepare for the college application process.

FUEL Education is a non-profit organization that empowers families to become informed consumers of higher education through savings and monthly workshops. This fall, they will expand their services to families with younger children in the communities where FUEL Education has already helped hundreds of families: Chelsea Public Schools, Lynn’s KIPP Academy, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston’s Yawkey Club of Roxbury.

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KIPP Students Receive Summer Internships

BOSTON — Accenture says it is collaborating with KIPP Massachusetts, including its school in Lynn, to help recruit companies and nonprofit organizations to host nearly 20 KIPP alumni currently attending high school in summer internships in Lynn and Boston.

This partnership is part of an ongoing college and career readiness initiative between Accenture and KIPP schools in nine U.S. cities.

Accenture and KIPP have joined forces to partner with 175 companies to sponsor more than 300 summer internships for KIPP high school students in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Denver, Houston, Philadelphia, San Antonio, the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, D.C.

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