Humans of Green Dot

Veronica

Teaching at a Transformation School with Veronica Robinson

April 23, 2018

Ánimo Phillis Wheatley science teacher Veronica Robinson shares why it’s so important to her to be teaching at a transformation school.

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Yordy

Meet Yordy: A Transformed Attitude at a Transformation School

April 17, 2018

“In elementary school, I was not doing good. I never wanted to go to school,” said Yordy Estevez, an eighth grader at Kirby Middle School. ”But at Kirby, it’s different–it’s so fun to be here. I love coming to school.”

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Alexandre

Meet Alexandre Burrall, English Teacher at Ánimo Phillis Wheatley

April 13, 2018

Meet Alexandre Burrall, English Teacher at Ánimo Phillis Wheatley Charter Middle School, one of our transformation schools.

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Lowe

Why This Artist Knew She Belonged in the Classroom

April 4, 2018

During her time at Green Dot, Stephanie Lowe, Ánimo College Preparatory Academy art teacher, has helped establish two Advanced Placement (AP) art programs and exposed students to museums and landmarks across California, and even across the world in a trip to Europe!

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parent

Parents at Excel Help Build the Family Feel

April 2, 2018

Two Excel Public Charter School parents, Office Coordinator Jessica Youmans and parent volunteer Jessica Berglund, share their experience with sending their students to a school that feels like a family.

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finalists

Announcing the Sixth Annual Golden Dot Awards Finalists

March 28, 2018

Meet the finalists for the Sixth Annual Golden Dot Awards!

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magnet

How Destiny Middle School is Supporting Students Beyond Its Own Doors

March 15, 2018

At Destiny Middle School, we’re excited that over 20 students from the current eighth grade class have been accepted to local magnet programs.

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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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