KALC Graduate Featured in Interview with Mass Cultural Council

Lynn, MA – July 28th, 2020 – Hannah Parker (KALC Class of 2019) just wrapped up her first year at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Last year Hannah was part of a group of dedicated teens ages 16-19, from the Creative Youth Development (CYD) organization, Raw Art Works. In her interview with Mass Cultural Council, Hannah shares her insights regarding equality, equity, the power of protesting, her creative process, and how she believes we can all become “catalysts of change.”

Read the full interview with Hannah and the Mass Cultural Council here.

A Message from The KALC Coalition to End White Supremacy

“No state shall…deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law…” In 1868 the 14th Amendment was ratified. 152 years later black and brown people across our nation continue to face the deprivation of life, liberty, and property.  The students at KALC (KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate) recognize the disparity in treatment of their fellow BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and undocumented peers.  In accordance with the national movement for racial justice, we will no longer allow the continual oppression of our communities.   

Join us Tuesday, July 28th as we exercise our first amendment right to peacefully assemble for a protest in the name of justice and unity.  We will gather at 20 Wheeler Street, in the parking lot next to the KALC building at 3:30 PM to hear from some of KALC’s brightest students.  From the KALC building we will march, while maintaining a safe social distance, to the Lynn Police Department, where we will honor those unjustly slain by police, and have student speakers throughout the march. After marching back to 20 Wheeler St, we will conclude with a joyous celebration. We, the young people of Lynn, will not allow injustice to thrive as it has for centuries, and neither should you. Come support local students, and the future of our nation as they forge a better world for all of us!

Who: KALC (KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate) 

What: March for Mending

Where: 20 Wheeler Street (adjacent parking lot) Lynn, MA 01902

When: Tuesday July 28th – 3:30 PM

What to wear: Face masks to protect ourselves and our community (we can provide a face mask if necessary)

What to know: Water will be provided. We will also be using disposable brushes and separated paint for the face painting so that no cross-contamination occurs

Questions and contact: Olivia Osgood oosgood@kippma.org

KIPP Alum Estefani Orellana Garcia Featured in Boston Globe

Lynn, MA – July 22nd, 2020- The restaurant and hospitality industry has been in a state of upheaval since COVID-19 hit. KIPP alum, Estefani Orellana Garcia, and her mother, Fidelina Garcia, opened Estefani’s restaurant on Union Street in Lynn right before the pandemic hit. Estefani’s re-opened in May for takeout and delivery, and recently began allowing dine in services. Check out their Facebook page for more information on how they are operating through the re-opening phases.

The Globe piece follows the story of five women, who all started their own restaurant business in Lynn over the past year, and how they are managing their business through the challenges of COVID-19. Read the full piece here: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/07/21/lifestyle/these-five-women-were-starting-businesses-lynn-then-covid-19-hit-challenges-multiplied/

Thanks to LHAND, a “Circle” of Friends is “College Bound”

Two KIPP Seniors and their three neighborhood friends have all participated in “College Bound” since elementary school. Today the group of friends not only celebrates graduation from high school, but also the completion of the program and their future. College Bound is a program offered by LHAND (Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development), which aims to introduce college at a young age and promote the value of education after high school.