KIPP Football Forced to Wait on Potentially Historic Season

Lynn, MA – September 24, 2020


KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate Football was featured in the Lynn Item on Friday September 24th. The article discusses the plans for the season with COVID and how KALC Football is adjusting. The piece also highlights the depth, talent, and drive of this years football team.
Read the full article below:

https://www.itemlive.com/2020/09/24/kipp-football-forced-to-wait-on-potentially-historic-season/

The Summer 2020 Remote KIPPternship Experience

After a very busy summer working for their organizations, our 2020 KIPPterns  wrapped up their internships on July 31st. The second year of the KIPPternship program was all virtual, but the experience was just as valuable for our KIPP alumni. A very special thank you to our donors for making the KIPPtern experience possible and to Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu, The Blue Lab, and Union Capital Boston for partnering with our KIPPterns to create an impactful virtual experience. Our KIPPterns share their reflections below, but please also  enjoy the video recap of the KIPPtern 2020 experience here.

Brian Leon, KALC Class of 2020, Centre College 2024

Internship: The Blue Lab


At first the experience, especially calling people, was unfamiliar and overwhelming. But, I asked questions and I grew throughout my time with The Blue Lab. I learned through this experience that I like politics, but I definitely want to be out in front not behind the scenes.”

Domini Guscott, KALC 2020, Boston University 2024

Internship: Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu

“The experience meant a lot to me, to work  with others who share the same passions and interests as me. It was great to be matched with someone who has so much experience and knowledge, I learned a lot from the people I worked with.”

Mercedes Matos, KALC 2019, Boston University 2023

Internship: The Blue Lab

“I really enjoyed the experience- I’m even staying on and working with the same candidates until the primaries. The candidates I was working with are really great and are open to new ideas. It was really great to get campaign experience early on in my career”

Gabriel Clark, KALC 2019, Dartmouth College 2023 

Internship: Union Capital Boston

“I really enjoyed seeing things at the base level, it’s really impactful to see people literally engaging in the community and the actual work of providing resources and creating more resources through social capital. I didn’t know a ton about the census before this event and I  feel way more informed in conversations about the census.”

Leia Payano, KALC 2020, UMass Amherst 2024

Internship: Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu

“I learned about how city counsel is not just one person, it’s a collective group who are making decisions together, which was really cool. I enjoyed helping my community and putting together resources.”

Ashley Giron, KALC 2020, Fitchburg State University 2024

Internship: The Blue Lab

“The KIPPternship was all about new experiences. I was able to connect with people who share similar passions around voting rights, putting the right people in office and supporting them.”

 

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