The Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) entered into written agreements with colleges to assist its students in getting into and through college. In 2011 KIPP signed pledges with leaders of a number of universities to create recruiting pipelines and support systems at college to help disadvantaged students get into college. KIPP has worked with its students to achieve academic success by with longer days and an extended school year.
KIPP co-founder Mike Feinberg spoke with the Washington Post about the program's success with written agreements:
“KIPP students are applying, getting accepted, and matriculating to our partner colleges and universities. Next steps will be to figure out how to increase not just acceptances but matriculation, and also how to ensure we are maximizing our partnerships to help our alumni stay in college and graduate.”