The 7th annual The Veggie Taste was once again held in Westview on the grounds of KIPP STRIVE Academy. An array of vegan cooks offered their delicious meals as a DJ played music and a vendor market offered patrons goodies to purchase.
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2013 Time: 8:45am Location: Meet at KIPP STRIVE Academy, 1444 Lucile Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30310 Details: Trees Atlanta will be planting trees along Altoona Avenue and Mathewson Street on Saturday, November 23, 2013 starting at 8:45am. Please meet in front of KIPP STRIVE Academy.
On Tuesday, August 20, 2013 the official ribbon cutting ceremony took place for Westview’s KIPP STRIVE Primary School. The elementary charter school, which shares a campus with the KIPP STRIVE Academy middle school, was able to move into the newly constructed $10 million building for its second year of operation. In its first year it shared the adjacent historic school building with its middle school peers.
Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 11:00am Location: KIPP STRIVE Primary, 1444 Lucile Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30310 Details: KIPP Metro Atlanta and KIPP STRIVE Primary School cordially invite you to the Ribbon Cutting ceremony, dedication and reception in honor of our new school building. We would be honored for you to join us as we continue to build on a legacy of love and learning for Southwest Atlanta scholars.
A lot of progress has been made on the new KIPP STRIVE Primary school building since we last posted about it in November. With approximately one month left to go until the anticipated ribbon-cutting ceremony, the building, classrooms, and character of the school is taking shape. Before long the building will be bustling with children, teachers, and parents. In the meanwhile take a sneak-peek of the construction by visiting our Westview Facebook page.
Construction of the KIPP STRIVE Primary School has been well under way since its groundbreaking in June 2012. The construction of the new school building is being funded thanks to a successful $10 million capital fundraising campaign. The new building is being constructed adjacent to the existing KIPP STRIVE Academy Middle School, which is housed in the nearly 100-year old former J.C. Harris Elementary School building. Kindergarten KIPPsters have started classes in 2012 in the middle school building and are due to move to their brand new classes in the 2013-2014 school year.
On Tuesday, June 5, 2012 the groundbreaking of KIPP STRIVE Primary School took place. KIPP STRIVE Primary will join KIPP STRIVE Academy Middle School on the grounds of the former J.C. Harris Elementary School as part of a $10 million investment. The new school building will be built behind the existing building and will face Ralph David Abernathy Blvd.
Under the leadership of Principal Mini’imah Shaheed the Kindergarten class will start with the 2012-2013 school year in the middle school building and move into the new building for the following 2013-2014 school year.
A “I Am America” special report by CNN featured KIPP STRIVE Academy principal Ed Chang. Watch the video to hear Ed explain why he switched from his previous career as a physical therapist to the education field.
“Education is the civil rights movement of today.” – Ed Chang