FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MORRIS BROWN COLLEGE TO PARTNER WITH
KIPP METRO ATLANTA SCHOOLS
ATLANTA (September 2022) — Morris Brown College (MBC) is proud to announce its partnership with KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools (KMAS). This partnership will afford KIPP Atlanta scholars the opportunity to earn a higher education and gain exposure to desired career fields and experiential learning opportunities.
KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools is a network of eleven public charter schools located in the city of Atlanta and East Point. KMAS creates joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose – college, career, and beyond – so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. Since its founding in 2003, KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools has been united around one goal: supporting students in developing their academic abilities and ultimately proving what is possible in public education.
“We are excited about this partnership with KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools. As we fully rebuild Morris Brown College with our restored accreditation and Federal Financial Aid, it is our goal that we fully supply access to our local school partners for students to have access to a quality and affordable education at a historic Black college. Morris Brown is the most affordable HBCU in Atlanta. As we service a diverse number of majors, it is vital that we begin to develop a talent pipeline that is diverse and inclusive by design,” said President of Morris Brown College Dr. Kevin James.
“The roads leading to our schools – Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Ralph David Abernathy, Joseph E. Boone, and Joseph E. Lowery Boulevards – represent Atlanta’s rich history. Our KIPPsters stand on the shoulders of giants. It is beautiful and necessary that our scholars have access to attend colleges and universities right here in our community as they create their own legacies. Dr. James’ leadership in restoring the greatness that is Morris Brown College is exceptional. I am incredibly proud of our partnership, and excited for our future Wolverines,” said KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools Chief Executive Officer, Mini’imah Shaheed.
Founded by formerly enslaved religious leaders at Big Bethel AME Church in 1881, MBC is the first college in Georgia to be owned and operated by African Americans. The iconic Fountain Hall and the current Morris Brown campus are where Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois wrote “The Souls of Black Folk” in 1903. Notable alumni include Alberta Williams King, mother of Martin Luther King, Jr., and James Alan McPherson, the first Black writer to win a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
To learn more about Morris Brown College, visit morrisbrown.edu.