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1:59 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth Charter School Network Announces $2 Million Grant

KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth has announced it has received a $2 million grant to expand its charter school network.

The three-year grant from the Jenesis Group is the single largest award in KIPP DFW’s 10-year history, the group says.

The grant includes $1 million in unrestricted capital, as well as $1 million in a matching challenge to incentivize prospective donors.

Jenesis is a family foundation based in Texas that aims to "improve the quality of life for our nation's young people."

KIPP DFW was established in 2003. Its flagship middle school, KIPP Truth Academy, serves over 375 students. In 2013, KIPP DFW opened its first elementary school, KIPP Destiny.

KIPP DFW says it will use the funds to grow to 10 schools by 2021 – including four elementary, four middle and two high schools.

In October, KERA's Bill Zeeble reported on tennis star Andre Agassi's visit to KIPP Destiny.

Read more education coverage on KERA's Class of 17 blog.