KIPP Miami

LAST UPDATED: October 31, 2018
Education & Youth Development
Founded in 2018, KIPP Miami is operating its first, free nonprofit charter school, KIPP Sunrise Academy, in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood. We set clearly defined and measurable high expectations for academic excellence and conduct in order to create and reinforce a culture of achievement and support. We know that every student is different and we personalize learning based on a student’s needs, skills, and interests. KIPP Miami is part of the KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) national nonprofit network of college preparatory public charter schools serving elementary, middle and high school students. KIPP’s network extends across 20 states and the District of Columbia, educating more than 90,000 students in grades pre-K through 12. KIPPsters complete college at approximately four times the national average of their peers from similar communities. KIPP has a 20-year track record of preparing students for success in college and life. KIPP Miami is proud to partner with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the Urban League’s We Rise Liberty City Initiative, Jewish Children’s Services, and I Have a Dream to bring additional education options to the Liberty City community.
6745 NW 23 Avenue
Miami, FL 33147

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President, The Mourning Family Foundation
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Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company
Managing Partner, Jeb Bush & Associates, LLC
Deborah Dauman
VP and Secretary, The Philippe and Deborah Dauman Family Foundation
Sherelle Harden
KIPP Miami Parent
Partner, Lydecker Diaz
Global CIO, Deloitte


Ryan Hill
Chief Executive Officer
Gabriella DiFilippo
Interim Executive Director
Leyla Bravo
Founding Principal
Monica Kress
Managing Director of Operations
Ruth Ramirez
Director of Development
Tshaka Ishmael
Director of Community Engagement and Enrollment
Raul Moreno
Director of School Operations
Ben Cope
Chief External Officer
Jenn Shetsen
Deputy Director of Development
Steve Small
Chief Financial Officer


This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.