Culture & Celebrations


Latinx Heritage Month

Happy Latinx Heritage Month! KIPP Chicago is proud to celebrate the rich histories, cultures and contributions of Latinx staff, students, alumni and community partners with roots from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America who continuously fight for and work towards progress for Latinx communities. Latinx Heritage Month is a commemoration from September 15th to October 15th that is intrinsically linked to the independence anniversaries of several Latin American nations (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Belize, Brazil, Mexico and Chile) and uplifts a cultural legacy deeply-rooted in rich traditions.


Latinx Heritage Month 2020 Celebration Highlights

We are proud to have celebrated the cultures, contributions and resilience of Latinx, Hispanic and Latino-identified communities within KIPP Chicago, our city and around the world all month long! Thank you for all of the collective and individual efforts to ensure that our community made space to commemorate and elevate various aspects of Latinx history, culture, struggle, beauty and excellence.

Through our first ever cross-functional digital campaign, we were able to highlight our incredible staff members, students, thriving community and family partnerships, history, culture and share resources.


Indigenous People’s Month

November is National Native American Heritage Month! It is a month to honor and celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ inherent rights and dynamic cultures that are deeply and richly interwoven in lands, languages, spiritual traditions, and artistic expression. All of which are rooted in self-determination and self-governance.

KIPP Chicago recognizes that Chicago is the traditional homelands of the Council of the Three Fires: Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa along with over a dozen additional tribal nations. It is also the site of trade for the Miami, Ho-Chunk & Sauk.


Black History Month

KIPP Chicago is proud to celebrate our staff, students, alumni, and community partners’ rich histories, impact, beauty, and cultural legacies. We know that Black History is American History and is being made every day. Black History Month is a time to magnify celebrations and tributes of all the many achievements and contributions by African Americans to our economic, educational, spiritual, cultural, and political development.