Help us raise our financial needs to provide 20 high potential, underserved students at KIPP King Collegiate High School with the tools and resources necessary to succeed in college and in life here in the Bay area. Our Student Consultancy Program will commence Thursday, March 7th and students will present Thursday, April 25th.
We will be working with 20 students to address a business case and develop their communication, research, presentation and leadership skills. Throughout the next two months, we will work in teams to solve a business issue. Their work will culminate in capstone presentations amongst their peers, judges, classmates and community leaders. All donors are welcome to join the presentations and reception.
KIPP's Mission: To create a respected, influential, and national network of public schools that are successful in students from educationally underserved communities develop the knowledge, skills, character and habits needed to succeed in college and the competitive world beyond.
KIPP King ranks in the top two percent of all public high schools in the country for its success in preparing students for college, according to The Washington Post’s 2012 High School Challenge Index.
Meet the mentors:
Naihobe Gonzalez is an Education Pioneers Analyst Fellow at Oakland Unified School District, where she analyzes school enrollment and performance data for the School Portfolio Management and School Quality Review teams. Prior to OUSD, Naihobe worked as a Research Assistant at Columbia University, where she is a doctoral candidate in economics, and coordinated the evaluation of an education program in Paraguay. Naihobe holds a B.S. in Economics and International Affairs from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an M.A. in Economics from Columbia University. Outside of work, Naihobe mentors a college sophomore student through the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, leads a local writing group and is a mentor with KIPP College Scholars.
Angela Le is an Education Pioneers Analyst Fellow at KIPP Bay Area Schools. At KIPP, Angela is charged with finding cost efficiencies throughout the region in addition to providing financial reporting and analysis. Prior to KIPP, Angela was an associate consultant with Mercer in the Human Capital and Talent group. At Mercer, Angela advised clients on a range of human capital issues and ensured their human capital strategy was aligned with their overall business strategies. Angela graduated for the University of California, Berkeley with degrees in Business Administration and International Political Economy. In her spare time, Angela volunteers at the Asian Women’s Shelter, Women’s Initiative, and the KIPP College Scholars Program.
Stephanie Nguyen is an Education Pioneers Analyst Fellow at the KIPP Foundation, focusing on strategic and financial planning projects. A MA native, Stephanie is attended Norwood Public Schools and studied at Dartmouth, in NH before transferring to Emmanuel in Boston, receiving a full tuition scholarship. She graduated with a BA in Management and worked in equity research at MFS Investments and Putnam Investments. Stephanie joined the Board of the Massachusetts Youth Leadership Foundation, an all volunteer, MA-based 501(c)3 non-profit seeking to recognize, teach, and empower leadership in high school sophomores from across the state. In addition to her full-time work, she served as Executive Director for three years and more recently served as ED Emerita for two years. Stephanie deeply believes in the transformative power of education and currently mentors through KIPP College Scholars program.
Lindsey Waldron is an Education Pioneers Analyst Fellow at Education for Change Public Schools where she supports the leadership team on a series of projects focused on the organization’s growth strategy. Prior to EFC, Lindsey was as an audit associate with PwC and a senior accountant in Bain & Company’s global finance group. Lindsey also taught English at Universidad Catolica in Santiago, Chile through WorldTeach. Over the past several years, Lindsey has volunteered in several capacities, serving as a mentor for over six years through Citizen Schools.
Special thanks to Karen Booth, Catherine Meresak, Pearl Tin and Joette Breor for kickstarting our fundraising campaign! The generosity of an Anonymous Donor and Education Pioneers has enabled us to continue to fundraise and increase our programming to include job shadowing and networking events! Additional thanks to the generosity Roxanne Phen, Chian Gong, Tanyika Carter, Bianca Tylek, Henya Hua, Marina Simmons, Daniel Hunnicutt, Chaitra Ramanathan, Christina C, Jared Kutner, Nana Xu, Lauren Hamilton and Bryan Dallman. So grateful!