Dear Friend of KIPP Baltimore,

We've had a busy start to spring here at KIPP Baltimore! Last week, KIPPsters engaged in conversations about financial planning, commercial banking, and student advocacy. Students even learned how to properly use a stethoscope and checked their fellow classmates' heartbeats! KIPPsters were also exposed to various colleges and universities that our very own alumni attend by listening to personal student interviews and completing activities.

These activities, and more, were facilitated by more than 30 local leaders who led guest lessons during our annual College & Career Week.  Thanks to the generosity of our College & Career Week sponsors, M&T Bank and McCormick & Company Inc., our KIPPsters learned about our guests' journeys to and through college and career, challenges they overcame on their career path, and the importance of giving back to your community.  

Lisa Hamilton guided KIPPsters to create their personal mission statements.

Nicole Baker inspired our young ladies in PETALs and Black Girl Magic to become future news anchors.

Joel Monroe encouraged our KIPPsters to work on techniques to reduce and cope with anxiety.

Alicia Wilson discussed the importance of internships and networking in high school and college.

We are so grateful to our guest teachers who shared both their time and talents with our students!

Nicole Baker,Co-anchor Morning Edition , WJZ News
Patty Baum, Senior Portfolio Manager, RBC Wealth Management
Isiah Bell, Assistant Director of Development, 
Regional Programs, Johns Hopkins University
Timothy Brackney, Senior Vice President, Suntrust Bank
Joy Bramble, Publisher, The Baltimore Times
Dr. Michael Burke, Pediatric Department Chairman, St. Agnes Hospital
Councilman Zeke Cohen, Baltimore City Council District 1
Dr. Leslie Dada, Pediatric Emergency Department, St. Agnes Hospital
Rachel Duden, Program Officer, Education, Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Brandon Etheridge, General Counsel, The Baltimore Ravens
Dr. Carlos Evering, Anesthesiologist, St. Agnes Hospital
John and Jessy Halaby, Head of USI- Financial Institutions Group, T. Rowe Price, and Mental Health Therapist, Catholic Charities
Lisa Hamilton, CEO and President, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Cadeatra Harvey, CEO and Founder, Baltimore's Gifted
Evona Hebb, Crime Lab and Forensic Scientist, Baltimore City Police Department
Renee Lane Kunz, Partner/Chief Operating Officer, Shapiro Sher
Dr. Kim Leisey, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, 
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Thomas McIntyre , Director, Kiguto Hospital and Women's Health Pavilion Project
Councilwoman Sharon Middleton , Baltimore City Council District 6
Kimberly Min, Partner, Whiteford Taylor Preston
Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Professor of the Language, Literacy, and Culture PhD program at University of Maryland Baltimore County
Joel Monroe, History Teacher, Beth Tfiloh Community School
Wamara Mwine, Contributor, The Hill Newspaper
Walt Pearson, Senior Portfolio Manager/Managing Director, Brown Capital Management
Michael Ivan Schwartz, President/Owner, Loud Communications
Mary Ann Scully, CEO, Howard Bank
Councilwoman Shannon Sneed, Baltimore City Council District 13
Elena Thompson, Senior Associate Director of Affinity Engagement, 
Johns Hopkins University
Michael Weinfeld, President and Principal, Kittredge Properties
Alicia Wilson, Senior Vice President of Impact Investments and Senior Legal Counsel

I am also excited to invite you to join our KIPP community this spring for our musical, Willy Wonka Jr., and our third annual Color Run, details below. We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!

With gratitude,

Marsha Reeves
Executive Director
KIPP Baltimore
Springtime events at KIPP!