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What August Wilson, Denzel Washington and Ánimo Leadership Students Have in Common

March 23, 2017
theater

This semester, drama students at Ánimo Leadership Charter High School were chosen by the Center Theatre Group to participate in an August Wilson residency, created to advance students’ development as scholars and artists. Wilson was a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, whose work included Fences, which was adapted for the screen by Denzel Washington and nominated for four Academy Awards this year.

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Women of Color Combat Bullying in Watts

March 17, 2017
bullying

Motivated by personal experiences and hard work, Women of Color is working to make their community better by bringing awareness to the impact of bullying.

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Literacy Leaps Ahead at Kirby

March 14, 2017
Literacy

“We don’t always know where students are coming from, they may or may not have the same background as us, but it’s our job to understand them.” – Monifa Roberts Monifa Roberts is a Literacy Enrichment Teacher at Kirby Middle School in Memphis, TN. Though a veteran public educator with over a decade of teaching experience,…

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AIR Program Cultivates Compassion in School Leadership

March 13, 2017
School Leadership

The leaders at Ánimo Inglewood take personal responsibility for the communities in which they work. They are sympathetic to the needs of others and put their whole hearts into every one of their tasks to support their community with a smile.

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Green Dot Ambassadors Connect Students to the Arts

March 9, 2017
Green Dot Ambassador

Exposure to great arts institutions have the potential to change and inspire life trajectories – encouraging students, whose access is too often constrained, to aspire alongside historic artists.

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STEM Students Shoot for the Moon and Build the Robots to Get There

March 2, 2017
STEM Students

If science is the key to our future, we’ve learned that applied learning can unlock student passion. With renewed interest in astronomy and space exploration, who better for students to learn from than one of the world’s leading authorities on space Dr. Charles Elachi.

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How Student Government Supports Intentional Student Leadership in South LA

February 23, 2017
student government

Student government is not taken lightly at Green Dot Schools — students are well aware that upon accepting a leadership role they will be held to a higher standard, but this only fuels their passion.

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Community Helps Shape Future Public Middle School in Southeast Seattle

February 21, 2017
community southeast seattle

Before Green Dot’s Southeast Seattle Middle School opens the doors, we’ll have spent nearly two years listening and gathering feedback from the residents and organizations that make this area one of the most diverse and thriving communities in the state.

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Honoring Excellence at The Fifth Annual Golden Dot Awards

February 16, 2017
golden dot awards

Join us Saturday evening, March 18th to celebrate Green Dot Public Schools educators and staff who are transforming the landscape of public education at the Golden Dot Awards.

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Young Women in STEM Reach for and Mingle with the Stars

January 26, 2017
Hidden Figures

More than ever there is a need for diverse minds whose unique backgrounds will allow America to continue to innovate and make vital scientific advancements similar to the efforts of the women in Hidden Figures.

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Public Education and Charter Schools at this Moment in History

January 12, 2017
Charter School

CEO, Marco Petruzzi, shares with TOWN HALL LA how Green Dot Public Schools is revolutionizing the public school system. Petruzzi addresses how Green Dot achieves better student outcomes with lower per pupil funding, a unionized workforce, and operates only in high need communities.

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Renewal & Reflection: Which Green Dot Values will Guide us in 2017?

January 5, 2017
Green Dot Values

As we enter a new year, there is much to consider from the past year that can help support our mission to transform public education so that all students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life. There are many elements of our work that are truly valuable to student growth and community revitalization–both core parts of Green Dot’s model.

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