2008 to present
Founded in 2003, KIPP Chicago Schools began with a single class of fifth graders at KIPP Ascend Middle School. Today, KIPP Chicago Schools consists of six schools: KIPP Ascend Primary, KIPP Ascend Middle, KIPP Bloom College Prep, KIPP Create College Prep, KIPP One Primary, and KIPP One Academy. Together, KIPP Chicago School serves over 1,600 students in grades K-8. and also supports over 700 KIPP alumni currently in high school or college through its KIPP Through College program.
Culture Saving was requested to document the end-of-year theater performance that KIPP Bloom students present to the entire school and their parents to close out the academic year. This performance is of the students’ rendition of The lion King.
The goals and objectives for this project was to provide event documentation and to capture the talent, emotions, and memories for the faculty and students. This was a difficult event to capture due to inadequate lighting, however, by making adjustments to the camera settings and by correcting the available lighting the goals and objectives for this project were able to be accomplished.