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KIPP Comienza 4th Grade Catalina Field Trip

Organized by: KIPP Comienza

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THE STORY:

Please help KIPP Comienza's founding class go on an end of year field trip to Catalina Island to commemorate the end of 5 years at KCCP. The total cost of the trip is $20,000, and our goal is to make at least $13,000 of that through crowdrise! 

A donation of any amount is welcome. To sponsor a child, you can donate $245. 

Our Story

KIPP Comienza was founded in 2010 on the streets of Huntington Park. Our founding school leader and teachers approached families, asking parents if they had a child who was going into kindergarten. They explained that they would be opening up a College Prep Charter School and made a promise to families that, if they enrolled, their students would have a better chance of going to college.

Two years later, when our founding kindergartners were in second grade, they earned our school an API of 978, making KIPP Comienza the third highest performing school in LAUSD. After much hard work and dedication, our students, teachers, and families could see our promise becoming a reality.

Our founding class of kindergartners is now in fourth grade, and this will be their last year at our school. As our staff pledged on the streets of Huntington Park, Comienza's mission is to provide students with rigorous academic instruction coupled with character development and learning experiences. It is these experiences in which our students build the character they need to be successful in life. Our students have been able to go on many local field trips that have opened their eyes to the community around them in Los Angeles, but the reality is that many of them have never been outside of LA.

As their final field trip, we would like to take our students on a 3 day, 2 night trip to Catalina. This trip will give our students a learning experience that is outside of their community and provide them with the opportunity to explore nature and apply what they've learned at school, firsthand. Our students have taken Science in Spanish throughout the five years they have been at KIPP. At the CIMI Outdoor Science School in Catalina, they will participate in hands-on courses, including Marine Biology, Oceanography, Ocean Mammals, and Island Ecology. Students will also participate in activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, and hiking. These courses and activities complement the Fourth Grade Science Standards that our students have been held to.

When we founded our school in 2010, we recruited families by discussing the current realities for students in Huntington Park. About 50% of them graduate from high school. We explained to families that this shouldn't be the case. College readiness should not be determined by the zip code you are born into. Similarly, our students should not be held back from learning experiences just because of where they live. Our students’ hard work merits this field trip. They deserve the chance to apply all they have learned over the 5 years they have been at KIPP, from academics to character, in one final learning experience.

$13,815

 

106% Raised of $13,000 Goal

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  • cjp

    $50

  • Erin

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Rebecca Lieberman

    $40

  • Kendall Huberman

    $40

  • Sadie and Tilly Aperlo

    $40

  • Alex Lopez

    $20

  • Lindsay

    $20

  • Aubrey Thurman

    $20

  • Linda Quintero

    $100

  • kazwugabaums

    $20

  • yes, you can

    $2,000

  • Elsy Sandoval

    $500

  • Michael LaCorte

    $20

  • David Kaldor

    $50

  • Gilbert Diaz

    $20

  • Christina Harris

    $50

  • Kris Boden

     

  • jo francis

    $100

  • jim and Judy Brown

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Mario Espinoza

    $20

  • Margarita

    $100

  • Alli Caudle

    $20

  • Marcia Aaron

    $250

  • Alma Cibrian Reza

    $100

  • Sandra McCoy

    $50

  • Alice Lai

    $50

  • Chelsea Zegarski

    $20

  • David & Maya Garcia

    $50

  • Amber Medina

    $50

  • Mark Imai

    $25

  • Kasey Gonzales

    $20

  • Erin

    $20

  • Chris Lopez Chatfield

    $100

  • Magnus Robinson

    $100

  • Richard Barth and Wendy Kopp

    $100

  • Cassie Cope

    $50

  • Bustamante Family

    $100

  • The Forsters

    $25

  • Alex Felix

    $30

  • Christopher Hansen

    $25

  • Victoria Martinez

    $20

  • Josh and Maggie Dahn

    $50

  • Eric DeSobe

    $20

  • Lynn & Kevin Kennedy

     

  • Mariela De La Torre

    $100

  • Sal & Andrea Flores

    $100

  • Tanya Piyaratanaphipat

    $100

  • Rick and Becky Cope

    $50

  • Natalie Donner

    $20

  • Jennie Herriot-Hatfield

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Stephanie Ponce

    $40

  • Sarah Hughes

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • J. Rodriguez

    $20

  • Hector & Nancy Ceja

    $100

  • Shadi Seyedyousef

    $20

  • Veronica Lopez

    $50

  • Sue Crain

    $50

  • The Scruggs

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Yesenia Castro

     

  • Diane Levitt

    $50

  • Pat

    $40

  • Betsy Cardenas- SST

     

  • Katie Gaon

    $50

  • Megan Gaon

    $75

  • Andrea Harris

    $50

  • Oscar Corona

    $1,000

  • Clare Gurbach

    $50

  • Liz Coughenour

    $50

  • Roger & Mary Karshner

    $100

  • Natalie Dudar

     

  • Courtney Criswell

    $50

  • Alex

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Auntie Melannie

    $20

  • Bella De La Torre

    $100

  • Jr, Perez & Family

    $30

  • Caroselli Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mr. Padilla

    $100

  • Tami Humphrey

    $100

  • Arelys Ricart

    $40

  • Dick and Cheryl Streedain

    $250

  • Jorge Vasquez

    $25

  • Joel Klein

    $2,000

  • The Trujillo's

    $70

  • JD and CHRISTINE ROTH

    $500

  • anonymous

    $25

  • Alexys Valdez

    $50

  • arlene & robert

    $50

  • Pam Anderson

    $20

  • Juan y Mary Gutierrez

     

  • Katz family

    $20

  • Ed Speake

    $25

  • Tatiana Riegel

    $100

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KIPP Comienza

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Donor Comments

Tatiana Riegel

Tatiana Riegel

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Ed Speake

Ed Speake

DONATION: $25

Alexys Valdez 3 years ago

Katz family

Katz family

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Juan y Mary Gutierrez

Juan y Mary Gutierrez

3 years ago

Pam Anderson

Pam Anderson

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

arlene & robert

arlene & robert

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Alexys Valdez

Alexys Valdez

DONATION: $50

This will be a great experience for you Alexys. You are going to have a great time! Love ya! The Enriquez Brothers 3 years ago

anonymous

anonymous

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

JD and CHRISTINE ROTH

JD and CHRISTINE ROTH

DONATION: $500

we are so proud of you Had! 3 years ago

The Trujillo's

The Trujillo's

DONATION: $70

We love all of our kippsters! They deserve this & more for all the hard work. Michelle & Alexys you ROCK! 3 years ago

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