Programs

How Organized Parents and Students Empower Communities

April 20, 2017
Power

In education, poverty is still the principal indicator of quality — where working class families can ask for change, but, without power, they cannot demand it. United Parents and Students, an affiliate of Green Dot Public Schools National, is working to change that.

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Adventures Outside the Classroom: Green Dot Teens Are Up to the Challenge

April 13, 2017
Teen Adventure Challenge

This spring eight teams of Green Dot students and school staff conquered a one-of-a-kind outdoor adventure that tested their endurance, strength and teamwork.

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Reimagining Rigor through the Arts at Ánimo Venice

April 6, 2017
reimagining rigor

Art is more than a series of classes at Ánimo Venice, it is a program that offers a gateway to the human experience, an opportunity for authentic learning to teach students about themselves in relationship to the world around them.

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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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