Humans of Green Dot

quinceanera

LA Times–HBO docu-series ’15: A Quinceañera Story’ showcases L.A. natives Ashley and Zoey, a boxer and a trans Latina

March 12, 2018

An ODLH student was featured in HBO’s docu-series about quinceañeras in Los Angeles.

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Hamilton

How Two Green Dot Students Wound Up on the Hamilton Stage

March 1, 2018

Last fall, over 50 students and a dozen chaperones from Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School, Ánimo Venice Charter High School, and Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School, traveled to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood to attend a special performance of the smash-hit musical Hamilton.

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hbcu

Why This Green Dot Alumnus Chose an HBCU

February 5, 2018

Animo Watts alumnus Alyssa Nettle knew she wanted to act, and also had a deep-seeded value for education, which is why she decided to join the celebrated theatre program at Alabama State University, one of 101 Historically Black College and Universities across the country.

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Teaching

Living to Serve: An Educator’s 15-Year Journey

January 30, 2018

For Nat Pickering, history teacher at Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School, teaching isn’t just a job, it’s a calling — the thing he was destined to do. “Teaching is in my blood,” joked Pickering.

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‘Locke stands for a promise’

January 24, 2018

School leader Peggy Gutierrez shares how and why Alain LeRoy College Preparatory Academy is delivering on a promise made to the community.

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Educators

Brand New Teachers Reflect on First Semester in the Classroom

January 2, 2018

With the end of the first semester under our belt, we checked in with some of our teachers from this year’s Adelante cohort to reflect on their time in the classroom so far.

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Memphis

Why This Assistant Principal is Making Memphis Her Home

December 21, 2017

Damika Pichon is someone we like to call a “Dotter for life,” having been a dedicated Green Dot [LINK] teacher and educator for more than a decade now. But it’s the story behind those ten years that is truly remarkable, demonstrating her profound commitment to the success of our students and the realization of the Green Dot mission.

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kara

Meet A Green Dot Educator: Kara Hayes

December 13, 2017

Meet Kara Hayes, a Special Education teacher at Destiny Middle School in Tacoma WA, and an exceptional Green Dot educator.

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college

Green Dot Alumnus ‘Never Thought About College’ Now Excelling at Georgetown

October 30, 2017

Despite the rigorous college preparatory curriculum he experienced at AJR, Gomez couldn’t imagine himself in college, let alone fathom he’d be studying international politics at a top-flight school like Georgetown University.

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journey

‘Are There Many Books in LA?’: Locke Student Recalls Her Journey to the United States

September 19, 2017

In a time of national immigration discourse framed predominantly around policy, Lily’s story reminds us to consider the human experience of leaving home.

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