As one of our 2012 Community Service initiatives, the AWA Board has chosen to support the students of KIPP Central City Primary. KIPP mission is “to build the academic, social, emotional, and spiritual foundations that our students will need to pursue higher education, create their best selves, and transform their world.”

KIPP is in need of books for their library and for use in small class study groups. At our request, Theresa Schmitt, Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, has created an “wishlist” of needed books. (Used books are acceptable)

We hope that you will consider purchasing one or more of the books from the wishlist. Your purchased books will be sent directly to the school.* We believe that by donating books, we will have a lasting impact on the KIPP students.

Click to access the KIPP Amazon Wishlist

Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please contact April Watson, Community Outreach Chairperson, at, or Kelly Barbier at

 * If for some reason the proper “ship to” address is not reflected when you check out your purchases, you can manually add the proper shipping address:

Theresa Schmitt
KIPP Central City
2625 Thalia Street
New Orleans, LA  70118