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A healthy community must possess five different kinds of capital:
1. Human; 2. Social; 3. Political; 4. Intellectual, and, 5. Financial.
No single form of capital can be dominant; unrestrained by the others, each can create its own types of imbalance, and accompanying problems.
For Ánimo Pat Brown alumni Alvaro Quintero and Jose Rodriguez, the SXSWedu panel serves as an opportunity to share their story of transition from high school in South LA to the Ivy League.Read More >>
These are just the kind of values and determination that students need to help propel them to opportunity and achievement.Read More >>
Having the right teachers in our classrooms is among the most important challenges we face. It’s essential to students that we get it right – and we can’t do that without your help.Read More >>
We spotlight one Green Dot teacher’s journey from Teach for America to classroom excellence, in anticipation of the TFA 25th Anniversary Summit.Read More >>
Our teachers’ work is very demanding day in and day out. Last month, a team of Green Dot volunteers supported teachers by refreshing work spaces and classrooms.Read More >>
As we remember Martin Luther King this weekend and the legacy he left, we prepare more Green Dot parents to organize together to improve their lives and the conditions in their communities.Read More >>
Returning from the holiday break can be rough. School classified employees, like Charles Durham and Marlon Byrd (pictured), help keep our students safe every day. Mr. Daymond Johnson, President of Ánimo Classified Employees Association and School Safety Officer at Ánimo Pat Brown, explains why his responsibility to the students makes going back to school that much easier.Read More >>
We are grateful to each of you for being our partners in making the Green Dot difference a reality. #FutureUnwrittenRead More >>
There’s no doubt that teaching is hard. At Green Dot, we hold our students to the highest standard of excellence and expect no less of our teachers. Read one teacher’s story of how she went from good to great using our educator framework.Read More >>
From his first days at Oscar de la Hoya Ánimo Charter High School, Ivan Gaeta noticed things were a bit different. Ivan found himself a student one day and a Green Dot employee the next.Read More >>