In April 2019, Civic Community Partners provided a $10 million New Markets Tax Credit investment for KIPP Adelante – part of the acclaimed KIPP national network of schools. Serving grades 5 through 8, the public charter school is focused on its mission to ensure students develop the academic skills, intellectual habits, and character traits needed to succeed in top quality high schools, colleges, and the world beyond. Since 2003, KIPP Adelante has served students in the Barrio Logan, Shelltown and other underserved neighborhoods of San Diego. Approximately 95 percent of the school’s current student body qualify for free or reduced lunch and 50 percent are English language learners.
The Project, located within San Diego’s Promise Zone, includes the development of a vacant 1.9-acre site within the Jacobs Center/Market Creek development that will feature a newly constructed 28,500 square-foot school building and will enable KIPP to expand its enrollment from 330 to 480 middle school students by the 2022/2023 school year. KIPP will relocate from a sub-optimal commercial downtown office space to a state-of-the-art campus and create new teaching and school operations jobs.