1989 - She founded Teach for America.
1991 - She received the Kilby Young Innovator Award and the Jefferson Award for Public Service.
1993 - Kopp is the youngest person and the first woman to receive Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson Award.
1994 - Aetna’s Voice of Conscience Award recepient, also she recieved the Citizen Activist Award from the Gleitsman Foundation.
- In December, Time Magazine recognized her as one of the forty most promising leaders under 40.
1995 - Honorary doctorate degree Connecticut College and Drew University.
2000 - Honorary doctorate degree from Princeton University.
2001 - Honorary doctorate degree from Smith College.
2003 - She was appointed to the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation and to the Advisory Board of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
- Kopp has received Child magazine’s Children’s Champion Award, the Clinton Center Award for Leadership and National Service, the Schwab Foundation’s Outstanding Social Entrepreneur Award.
2004 - Honorary doctorate degree from Pace University and Mercy College.
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