Brown is partnering with KIPP, a national network of 125 open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools that serve underserved students. Through this partnership, Brown will work with KIPP to recruit and enroll qualified KIPP alumni each year, providing them with on-campus academic and social support, as well as addressing their full financial needs. Brown will also provide a range of opportunities and services for KIPP alumni including pre-college educational programs, targeted recruiting, research project support, and waiving application fees. A $2.5-million gift from Brown parents Martha Karsh, a KIPP board member, and Bruce Karsh will support this effort, with funds allocated to provide additional support to KIPP students at Brown for needs that would not be covered by financial aid, such as emergency expenses. “The students we attract to Brown through this important partnership will contribute in meaningful ways to our community of talented and high-achieving students,” said Brown President Christina Paxson. “The generous gift from the Karshes, combined with Brown’s commitment to addressing the full financial need of all admitted students, ensures that costs will not be a barrier to the KIPP students who come to Brown.” With the addition of Brown, KIPP now has partnerships with 18 other colleges and universities around the country, including University of Pennsylvania, Duke, and Georgetown.

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