Community Partnerships

Working with Families and Communities


At KIPP MA, we form a close partnership with families and the communities in which we work to help all our students reach their full potential.

We believe that we are teaching in the community, not just in our classrooms. We are committed to empowering our families and communities with the training and resources necessary to live a life of choice. Our Family and Community Learning program offers ongoing classes to the parents of our KIPPsters, families and community members living in or near Lynn and Mattapan. We offer English as a Second Language, Citizenship, Computer Literacy classes, Financial Literacy, parenting workshops, book clubs, as well as community social gatherings, such as potlucks or movie screenings. Last year we launched a new Civic Engagement Series in Boston where City Councilors and Massachusetts Education Leaders spoke to participants about How to Run for Office, How to Serve on a Board of Directors, How to Advocate for Your Child’s Education and How to be more Engaged in Your Local Community. We currently have over 300 adults enrolled in our Lynn program, and over 150 enrolled in Boston with many on the waiting list. Refer to each KIPP school’s google calendar to learn more about upcoming classes and events for families.

KIPP MA & Union Capital Boston (UCB) Partnership

KIPP MA is proud to partner with Union Capital Boston (UCB) to support our commitment to empowering our families and communities in Boston and Lynn. UCB is a free community rewards program that connects families with community resources and more. To learn more about UCB, visit their website or register for their app.

About the Classes


Founded in 2007, the Family and Community Learning Program has been serving our community for over 12 years.  Classes will resume in January 2022. Please check back later this fall for class details and registration information. Our Family and Community Learning Program Services include:

ESOL Classes

Our English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are made up of 6 Levels.

  • Level 1A
  • Level 1B
  • Level 2
  • Level 2B
  • Level 3
  • Level 4

Classes will resume in-person two times a week in January. Registration will open in November. More information on registration and classes coming soon.

Please fill out the interest form below if you are interested in registering for a class. 

For more information or if you have questions, contact us at familycommunitylearning@kippma.org.

 

Citizenship Classes

Instructor: TBD

Students learn:

  • What to expect during the process of becoming a U.S. citizen
  • How to pass the exam including the study of U.S. History, the Constitution and review of the 100 exam questions.
  • Conversation skills to help pass the interview

Services Include:

  • U.S. history and Civics lessons
  • Assistance completing the N-400 application
  • Preparation for interview with a USCIS official
  • Referral to support services if needed

 

Computer Literacy Classes

Instructor: TBD

Our computer class is designed to help anyone from beginners to intermediate computer users.

Become familiar with:

  • Web and Social Skills
  • Microsoft
  • Powerpoint
  • Email

 

Zumba

Instructor: TBD

“A fun group full of energy and desire to improve their health.”

Zumba is great way to exercise and have fun. All are welcome!

  • Come hydrated and ready to move!
  • Active wear and water bottles are recommended

Get active and join today!

 

Civic Engagement Series

Fifty (50) adult learners became US citizens last year through the help of our Citizenship ship class. Your community needs citizens willing to stand up for the quality schools all students deserve.

This series helps you become an advocate in your community. Some Boston leaders who have participated in our Civic Engagement Series in the past include Councilor Andrea Campbell, Annissa Essaibi George, Tim McCarthy, Ayanna Pressley and Rahn Dorsey.

It includes Civic Engagement training, Voter Registration and Get out the Vote Events, Community Forums with Candidates, City Councilors, Mayoral Forums, How to Join a Board of Directors, How to Advocate for your Child’s Education and additional programs as they are created.

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy is “the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial well-being.”

In this class we teach family budgeting, resources to help you plan for supporting your child’s education beyond high school, short-term and long-term financial planning.

Community Events


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