Perspective

Food

Families Advocate for Better Food Quality in our Communities

August 8, 2018

“For far too long having fast food restaurants on every corner has taken a toll on the health of our communities,” said Keisha Mitchell, a United Parents & Students leader. In many underserved neighborhoods there is a higher likelihood of residents finding multiple fast food chains than wholesome grocery stores.

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data

EdSurge–How Data Science Adds Computational Thinking—and Fun—to Gym Class

July 31, 2018

Eli Sheldon, now a founding ninth grade computer science teacher at Rainier Valley Leadership Academy high school and formerly the region’s Computational Thinking Specialist, shares the success of a particular computational thinking unit with EdSurge.

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representative

Ánimo Watts Students Let Their Voices Be Heard

July 30, 2018

Community Engagement Coordinator Samantha Levra shares about a group of students from Ánimo Watts College Preparatory Academy hosting a Call Your Representative Day.

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leadership

A Leadership & Life Playlist: Songs That Have Inspired My Work

July 25, 2018

Green Dot Leadership and Life Coordinator Charli Kemp shares the purpose and importance of our new Leadership and Life framework.

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equity

The Broad Center–Equity, inclusion and welcoming learning environments fill us with pride

July 2, 2018

The Broad Center interviews Green Dot’s Vice President of Strategic Planning, Nithya Rajan, about Green Dot’s work on diversity, equity and inclusion, with a particular focus on our recent focus in California on supporting students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

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Locke

Q&A: Meet Youth of the Year Award Winner Talisha Skinner

June 19, 2018

We sat down with Talisha Skinner, a senior at Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy. We spoke with her about what makes Locke special, her future, and what it means to be a Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year honoree.

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legacy

Why the First Legacy Conference Was Vital for the Achievement of Our African American Male Students

June 11, 2018

This year we launched our first Legacy Conference, a day dedicated to exploring the deficits in educating and empowering African American students, in particular young men.

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piano

Kent Reporter — Local students accepted into WAS Summer Residency at The Museum of Flight

June 7, 2018

Excel Public Charter School’s music program was highlighted by the Kent Reporter for recently being awarded a piano by the Seattle Symphony.

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Warrior

Full Scholarship Alert! An Ánimo Watts Warrior Becomes a USC Trojan

June 4, 2018

“I will never forget the day the acceptance package came. In that moment, I was overcome with relief, empowerment, and tremendous gratitude just knowing all those difficult days and long nights were not in vain.” Ánimo Watts senior Jacqueline Martinez shares her story of getting a full ride to USC.

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Darryl

Meet Darryl: Developing a Joyful Resilience at Bluff City High School

May 30, 2018

“Every day I walk into this school, I try to make the best impression and show my teachers that I’m that guy who’s going to do something great with their life,” says Darryl Buchanan, a freshman in the founding class at Bluff City High School. “I try to make everyone proud.”

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