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Seven Green Dot High Schools Rank in U.S. News & World Report’s Best

May 10, 2018

We are pleased that seven of Green Dot’s high schools have been awarded medals by U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools 2018 report. The report recognizes seven of our independent public charter high schools as among the best in the nation, with Ánimo Leadership and Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo ranking in the top 1% again and both earning another Gold medal.

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appreciation

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day from Green Dot Public Schools!

May 9, 2018

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day from Green Dot Public Schools!

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‘Untitled’ by Libni Rojas

May 3, 2018

‘Untitled’ is an essay by Libni Rojas, an eighth grader at Ánimo Ellen Ochoa Charter Middle School, who participated in our first Ánimo Voices Competition.

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‘Congresswoman: Maxine Waters’ by Lauren Kirkwood

May 3, 2018

‘Congresswoman: Maxine Waters’ is an essay by Lauren Kirkwood, an eighth grader at Ánimo Western Charter Middle School, who participated in our first Ánimo Voices Competition.

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tea party

Can’t We All Just Get Oolong? How a Tea Party and Other Gatherings Are Growing Young Ladies at Kirby

May 2, 2018

A tea party is just one of the mentorship events Kirby Middle School principal Deadre Ussery is hosting for a select group of 10 eighth grade girls.

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Karen Garrett

High Ground News — Opinion: Hillcrest High School prepares students for success

May 1, 2018

Hillcrest High School parent Karen Garrett shares her proud support of the school in an op-ed for High Ground News.

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Art: ‘Through the Cracks We Bloom’ by Jocelyn Orozco

Apr 30, 2018

See the art piece that won third place from all of our California high schools by Jocelyn Orozco, a student at Ánimo Watts College Preparatory Academy.

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Art: ‘Showing Your True Colors’ by Jose Ramirez

Apr 30, 2018

See the art piece that won second place from all of our California high schools by Jose Ramirez, a student at Ánimo Ralph Bunche Charter High School.

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Art: ‘La Madre Fuerte’ by Kevin Aleman

Apr 30, 2018

See the art piece that won first place from all of our California high schools by Kevin Aleman, a student at Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School.

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‘Untitled’ by Esther Ikediuba

Apr 30, 2018

‘Untitled’ is a poem by Esther Ikediuba, an eighth grader at Ánimo Phillis Wheatley Charter Middle School, who participated in our first Ánimo Voices Competition.

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‘Untitled’ by Angela Chavez

Apr 30, 2018

‘Untitled’ is an essay by Angela Chavez, an eighth grader at Ánimo Ellen Ochoa Charter Middle School, who participated in our first Ánimo Voices Writing and Art Competition.

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Appreciation

Locke Hosts the Fourth Annual Community Appreciation Day

Apr 30, 2018

Green Dot works to help parents realize their power and address the factors outside school boundaries that not only pose barriers to learning, but also inhibit local quality of life. This month Locke hosted its annual Community Appreciation Day, where hundreds of families, community members and local leaders visited Locke for a day of celebration and education.

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‘The Best of Bill Gates’ by Adam Russell

Apr 27, 2018

‘The Best of Bill Gates’ is an essay by Adam Russelll, an eighth grader at Ánimo Westside Charter Middle School, who participated in our first Ánimo Voices Competition.

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‘My Personal Hero’ by Vanessa Cisneros

Apr 27, 2018

‘My Personal Hero’ is an essay by Vanessa Cisneros, a seventh grader at Ánimo James B. Taylor Charter Middle School, who participated in our first Ánimo Voices Competition.

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‘Untitled’ by Patrick Sandoval

Apr 27, 2018

‘Untitled’ is an essay by Patrick Sandoval, a seventh grader at Ánimo James B. Taylor Charter Middle School, who participated in our first Ánimo Voices Competition.

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‘Untitled’ by Jocelyn Urias

Apr 27, 2018

‘Untitled’ is an essay by Jocelyn Urias, a seventh grader at Ánimo Florence Firestone Charter Middle School, who participated in our first Ánimo Voices Competition.

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‘Hero’ by Evelyn Chavez

Apr 27, 2018

‘Hero’ is an essay by Evelyn Chavez, a seventh grader at Ánimo Florence Firestone Charter Middle School, who participated in our first Ánimo Voices Competition.

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Career

Photo Essay: Ánimo City of Champions Charter High School’s First Career Day

Apr 27, 2018

This month, students at Ánimo City of Champions Charter High School in Inglewood met with professionals across STEM, business, entertainment, and non-profit industries for their first Career Day.

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‘The Upstander’ by Tommy Ayala

Apr 26, 2018

‘Upstander’ is a submission from Tommy Ayala, a freshman at Ánimo Leadership Charter High School, who participated in our first Ánimo Voices Competition.

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poetry

National Poetry Writing Month Brings Student Stories to the Stage

Apr 26, 2018

Though nearly every English curriculum in America features a unit on poetry, at Green Dot, we provide students with additional outlets to use performance poetry (or spoken word) to pursue self-expression and personal growth.

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