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Poetry

Performance Poetry Teams Write a Legacy at Ánimo Inglewood

July 18, 2017

Since 2012, Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School has developed a steady stream of poets, planting roots in the teen poetry slam community.

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parent community engagement coordinators

The Link Between Parents, Communities and Green Dot

July 12, 2017

At Green Dot, a special staff person helps power the vital partnership between schools, families, and communities — we call them Parent Coordinators, and they help bridge the gap between students’ home and school lives.






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Hillcrest Class of 2017

Parting Wisdom from Hillcrest’s Class of 2017

July 7, 2017

This is Hillcrest’s first graduation under Green Dot’s operation of the school, making it a very special Class of 2017. At this year’s graduation ceremony, the Hillcrest valedicotiran and two salutatorians shared insight and encouragement with their classmates.






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Special Olympics

Special Olympics Breaks Down Stereotypes and Builds Cohesion

July 5, 2017

The thumps of basketballs hitting the pavement were muffled over the applause of the audience, as Ánimo Western Charter Middle School and Ánimo Phillis Wheatley Charter Middle School students played in their first Special Olympics Unified Sports game.






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Reading

Recalculating Trajectory: Intervention Courses Put Students Back on the Path to College

July 3, 2017

Two years ago when Destiny Middle School, Tacoma’s first charter public middle school, opened its doors, more than 80% of the students were reading below grade level. Jenni Denison’s son Isaiah was one of those students.






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Mock Interviews

Mock Interviews Prepare Green Dot Students for Future Careers

June 29, 2017

Oscar de la Hoya Ánimo High School staff partnered with professionals and business leaders across Los Angeles, including Green Dot Ambassadors, to simulate real-world interview experiences at its annual Mock Interviews event, which helps our students polish and refine skills necessary to pursue future careers.






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Hands Around Jordan

Vladovic Honors Ánimo College Preparatory Academy For Community Connection

June 28, 2017

LAUSD Board Member Dr. Richard Vladovic honors Ánimo College Preparatory Academy for their connection to the community through their “Hands Around Jordan” event.






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LA Stands for All

Kevin de Leon Meets with Charter Parents to Talk Immigration Policy

June 22, 2017

This spring, parents and students from Green Dot Public Schools’United Parents and Students, KIPP Public Charter Schools, and Magnolia Public Schools, hosted the LA Stands for All Immigrant Families assembly, a collective effort to protect the rights of the families our schools serve — and by extension, families like them across the city.






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Vision to Learn

Community Partnerships Bring Free Vision and Health Screenings to Thousands of Students

June 21, 2017

When students experience challenges with their hearing or sight, it not only affects their ability to learn, but it also impacts their quality of life. That’s why Green Dot partnered with Vision to Learn and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles to provide vision and health screenings for over 2,000 middle school students.






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Bluff City

Building a Great School Together in Hickory Hill

June 20, 2017

“Founding a school is a huge amount of work, but it’s also a huge opportunity,” said Jonas G. Cleaves, principal of Green Dot Tennessee’s newest school, Bluff City High School.






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City Year

City Year: Building Relationships for Positive Learning Environments

June 19, 2017

City Year worked with Locke College Preparatory Academy for the past three years to identify students who may need additional support and outreach, pairing them with a City Year mentor. In addition to academic supports, students receive art, music, and sport enrichment opportunities to help them develop holistically.






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Robotics

Robotics: It’s Not All Nuts and Bolts

June 15, 2017

A feeling of camaraderie filled the room as students shared their feelings of anxiousness and pride with other students at the third annual Green Dot Robotics Competition.






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Quinteros

Assemblymember Gipson Honors Ánimo Watts Teacher

June 13, 2017

Assemblymember Mike Gipson honored Ánimo Watts teacher Lesley Quinteros for her commitment to her community and her students.






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graduation

Memphis Seniors Graduate Ready For College, Leadership and Life

June 12, 2017

Green Dot leadership, educators and staff proudly celebrate the end of a successful school year as 209 students from our two high schools in Memphis walk the stage at their graduation ceremonies.






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Jeramiah Winston

Inglewood to Stanford: a Green Dot Alumnus Makes His Way

June 7, 2017

As he walked through the ivory columns of one of California’s most distinguished academic institution, Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School alumnus and valedictorian Jeramiah Winston asked himself, “Do I belong here?”






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Gene Robinson

Robinson Joins Fairley as Football Coach and Athletic Director

June 6, 2017

Green Dot is excited to welcome the new head football coach and Athletic Director at Fairley High School: Gene Robinson III.






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Launch to College

How We Build Community Among Our Graduates

June 1, 2017

Last month, hundreds of students and educators gathered to celebrate our college-bound seniors’ journey into higher education at the fourth annual Launch to College event.






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Cleaves

Cleaves Joins Green Dot as Leader of Bluff City High School

May 30, 2017

Bluff City High School has a new principal – Jonas G. Cleaves will be joining the Green Dot family as the school’s leader this fall.






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Golden Dot Awards

Maguire: ‘We have never been more certain of your boundless potential’

May 25, 2017

In her acceptance speech, 2017 Green Dot Principal of the Year Meghan Maguire shares an inspiring message.






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Rainier Valley

Rainier Valley Leadership Academy to Open in Seattle

May 22, 2017

Green Dot is excited to announce a high quality middle school option for students throughout Seattle: Rainier Valley Leadership Academy is set to open its doors for the first time in August 2017.






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Education Support Professionals

Happy Education Support Professionals Week!

May 21, 2017

This week is Education Support Professionals Week in California. Green Dot would like to thank our campus security officers, parent coordinators, office assistants, school operations managers and instructional aides for the amazing work they do for our students.






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Mars

With the Help of Nasa, Green Dot Students Visit Mars

May 18, 2017

Earlier this month, courtesy of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, students at Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy were transported to another planet: Mars. Three designers and engineers from JPL visited Locke to speak with students as part of its JetSpace Talks series.






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Race to College

Creating Scholarship Opportunities at Green Dot’s First 5K

May 17, 2017

This spring, the teachers union representing our teachers in California, Asociación de Maestros Unidos, and Green Dot worked together to host the First Annual Race to College 5K Fun(d) Run.






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Bluff City

Welcoming a New Green Dot High School in Hickory Hill

May 15, 2017

Green Dot is excited to announce a high quality high school option for students throughout South Memphis: Bluff City High School is set to open its doors for the first time in August 2017.






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