Programs

Young Men Thriving in Urban Scholars Program

February 10, 2017
urban scholars

At Ánimo Watts College Preparatory Academy, math teacher Damon Rutledge created the Urban Scholars program, a specialized program designed to provide African American male students the resources to thrive at school. The program is especially focused on connecting students with positive male role models in the community.

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Accelerating New Teachers in a Changing Profession

February 2, 2017
Adelante Teacher Credential

At Green Dot Public Schools, we’ve been thinking about how to support and foster passionate, dedicated, and effective teachers since our founding more than 15 years ago. It’s what’s behind our Adelante Teacher Credentialing Program.

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Facing History and Ourselves: Nurturing a Positive and Compassionate School Culture

January 19, 2017
Facing History and Ourselves

“Our partnership with Facing History and Ourselves (FHAO) helps students understand how they and others make choices, good or bad, and how these choices affect our history,” says Ánimo Jackie Robinson Principal, Kristen Botello. The integrated FHAO curriculum fosters an ethical school culture so students can effectively build and maintain positive relationships for themselves.

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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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Leading During a Time of Giving

December 29, 2016
Giving Tree

Throughout the year, the Associated Student Body (ASB) at Ánimo Leadership Charter High School addresses various social and cultural issues that impact the community around the school. Involvement in the ASB provides students with a deeper understanding of important issues and allows them to directly participate with a specific focus.

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It’s No Secret, Engaged Parents Help Students Succeed

December 9, 2016
parent engagement

We strive to engage parents in their child’s education because we know that parent engagement supports student success. Green Dot is committed to creating a bridge between students’ home life and our schools.

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United Parents and Students Assemble for Change

November 18, 2016
United Parents and Students

The third annual United Parents and Students Assembly elevated a future where students had safe and clean paths to school, where parents had jobs that paid a living wage, and higher education was more accessible to students.

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Turning Neighbors Into Mentors

November 15, 2016
Karen Payne

In the few short months since starting at Fairley High School in Memphis, TN, Ms. Payne has already begun finding ways to enhance the existing student opportunities, while introducing new ones.

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School Lottery Form: The Ticket to Your Child’s Future

November 10, 2016
School Lottery

In our network of schools, all means all — students with special needs, student who are learning English, students who need to catch up, and students who excel are all equally welcome to learn and grow at one of our excellent schools.

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Election Day, the Green Dot Way

October 28, 2016
voter education

All year, Green Dot Public Schools’ Community Engagement team has been working with our students and their families as part of our Green Dot Votes Initiative. Through voter education and outreach, our Green Dot voters, both experienced and new, are more informed about the ballot measures that matter most to them.

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