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vision

What it Takes to Build a School Vision

April 2, 2018

Ánimo Mae Jemison Charter Middle School Principal Nate Geller has spent the past year working with staff, students, and families to reinvent school culture and build a new vision that can help them see the future they are building together.

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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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wellness

Ánimo Westside Students Win Funding for Wellness Program

March 6, 2018

Young women at Ánimo Westside Charter Middle School received seed funding to create social change at their school and within their community by launching Regular Girl Fitness.

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parent

How Ánimo Mae Jemison is Strengthening Parent Relationships

March 5, 2018

Ánimo Mae Jemison Charter Middle School works closely with parents to bridge the gap between students’ home and school lives. In addition to the traditional back-to-school nights and School Advisory Council (SAC) meetings, Green Dot partners with United Parents and Students (UPAS) to offer a series of Parent Academy workshops.

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educators

Help Us Shine Light on Exceptional Educators

March 1, 2018

On May 5, 2018, Green Dot Public Schools will celebrate educators and staff who are transforming the landscape of public education.

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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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Ford

In Memoriam: Education Advocate & Green Dot Parent Shirley Ford

February 12, 2018

Today we honor the life of education advocate and Green Dot parent Shirley Ford. As a result of her work, Ford became a nationwide ambassador for parents from low-income communities who felt disenfranchised by their public school system.

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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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Evelyn

Celebrating Black History Month with the Achievements of Evelyn Granville

January 31, 2018

Green Dot invites you to celebrate Black History Month with us by honoring the life of Evelyn Granville, and by nurturing the potential in all students.

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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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