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Two local universities are expected to announce a recruiting partnership with a well-known charter school network today.

Georgetown and Trinity Washington University plan to partner with the charter network KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) to help more disadvantaged students get into college, the Washington Post reports. 

The two schools join a growing list of colleges and universities around the country that have pledged to step up recruiting efforts and establish a pipeline to college for KIPP students. KIPP operates charter schools in D.C. and 20 states and serves mostly black and Latino students. 

The agreements will not include admissions guarantees or enrollment quotas, the Post reports, but the signed pledges by the universities will have recruiting targets and cooperations agreements. Georgetown will pledge to recruit between eight and 12 KIPP students per year and Trinity will target "at least 10 students per year," for recruitment and possible enrollment, according to the Post.

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