Morehouse, Spelman to Partner with KIPP Charter Schools, Seek to Bolster College Access to Low-Income Families
Officials from Morehouse College and Spelman College will today announce a partnership to increase the number of students from low-income households matriculating into college. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today reports that each of the two Atlanta University Center institutions will guarantee enrollment for 15 students graduating from the Knowledge is Power Program national network of charter schools beginning in the 2013-14 academic year.
The schools will increase those guarantees to 20 every year following.
“KIPP schools across the nation have established a strong track record of educating high potential, underserved students who are ready for the academically challenging collegiate environment Spelman provides,” said Beverly Daniel Tatum, president of Spelman College. “We are proud to partner with KIPP in this new effort, knowing that we have a supportive learning environment in which KIPP graduates can thrive.” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)