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VOTE NOW: Green Dot Submits Three Panels for 2018 SXSWedu Conference & Festival

August 14, 2017
SXSWedu

For its third year in a row, Green Dot submitted proposals for our educators, leadership team and staff to lead panel discussions at the SXSWedu annual conference in Austin, TX. Vote for Green Dot’s panels today!

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Back-to-School Advice From a Green Dot Alum

August 11, 2017
mentor

Ánimo Leadership Alumna and Green Dot University Mentor Sandra Estrada offers her back-to-school advice to current Green Dot students.

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Cooling the Melt: Helping Our Students Get to Day One of Freshmen Year at College

August 10, 2017
summer melt

A phenomena known as “summer melt” is a representation of the obstacles faced by many first year and first generation college students. This is why Green Dot’s educational model has built-in supports in the form of summer workshops, support groups, mentors, and outreach.

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Parting Wisdom from Hillcrest’s Class of 2017

July 7, 2017
Hillcrest Class of 2017

This is Hillcrest’s first graduation under Green Dot’s operation of the school, making it a very special Class of 2017. At this year’s graduation ceremony, the Hillcrest valedicotiran and two salutatorians shared insight and encouragement with their classmates.

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Special Olympics Breaks Down Stereotypes and Builds Cohesion

July 5, 2017
Special Olympics

The thumps of basketballs hitting the pavement were muffled over the applause of the audience, as Ánimo Western Charter Middle School and Ánimo Phillis Wheatley Charter Middle School students played in their first Special Olympics Unified Sports game.

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Recalculating Trajectory: Intervention Courses Put Students Back on the Path to College

July 3, 2017
Reading

Two years ago when Destiny Middle School, Tacoma’s first charter public middle school, opened its doors, more than 80% of the students were reading below grade level. Jenni Denison’s son Isaiah was one of those students.

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Kevin de Leon Meets with Charter Parents to Talk Immigration Policy

June 22, 2017
LA Stands for All

This spring, parents and students from Green Dot Public Schools’United Parents and Students, KIPP Public Charter Schools, and Magnolia Public Schools, hosted the LA Stands for All Immigrant Families assembly, a collective effort to protect the rights of the families our schools serve — and by extension, families like them across the city.

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Inglewood to Stanford: a Green Dot Alumnus Makes His Way

June 7, 2017
Jeramiah Winston

As he walked through the ivory columns of one of California’s most distinguished academic institution, Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School alumnus and valedictorian Jeramiah Winston asked himself, “Do I belong here?”

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Maguire: ‘We have never been more certain of your boundless potential’

May 25, 2017
Golden Dot Awards

In her acceptance speech, 2017 Green Dot Principal of the Year Meghan Maguire shares an inspiring message.

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Tiana Diggs: The Fulfillment of a Promise

May 9, 2017
Tiana Diggs

I was a first year teacher with Green Dot, and at my very first All Green Dot Day I remember feeling so lost and overwhelmed with all I had to do to prepare for my students. Today, I am not only a Physical Sciences teacher, but also a Demo Classroom teacher, an Instructional Leadership teacher, a Professional Development Leader, and a New Mentor teacher. Through these roles I have the privilege of coaching and mentoring teachers from across the Green Dot network.

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