Programs

Performance Poetry Teams Write a Legacy at Ánimo Inglewood

July 18, 2017
Poetry

Since 2012, Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School has developed a steady stream of poets, planting roots in the teen poetry slam community.

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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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Mock Interviews Prepare Green Dot Students for Future Careers

June 29, 2017
Mock Interviews

Oscar de la Hoya Ánimo High School staff partnered with professionals and business leaders across Los Angeles, including Green Dot Ambassadors, to simulate real-world interview experiences at its annual Mock Interviews event, which helps our students polish and refine skills necessary to pursue future careers.

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Community Partnerships Bring Free Vision and Health Screenings to Thousands of Students

June 21, 2017
Vision to Learn

When students experience challenges with their hearing or sight, it not only affects their ability to learn, but it also impacts their quality of life. That’s why Green Dot partnered with Vision to Learn and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles to provide vision and health screenings for over 2,000 middle school students.

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City Year: Building Relationships for Positive Learning Environments

June 19, 2017
City Year

City Year worked with Locke College Preparatory Academy for the past three years to identify students who may need additional support and outreach, pairing them with a City Year mentor. In addition to academic supports, students receive art, music, and sport enrichment opportunities to help them develop holistically.

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Robotics: It’s Not All Nuts and Bolts

June 15, 2017
Robotics

A feeling of camaraderie filled the room as students shared their feelings of anxiousness and pride with other students at the third annual Green Dot Robotics Competition.

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How We Build Community Among Our Graduates

June 1, 2017
Launch to College

Last month, hundreds of students and educators gathered to celebrate our college-bound seniors’ journey into higher education at the fourth annual Launch to College event.

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With the Help of Nasa, Green Dot Students Visit Mars

May 18, 2017
Mars

Earlier this month, courtesy of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, students at Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy were transported to another planet: Mars. Three designers and engineers from JPL visited Locke to speak with students as part of its JetSpace Talks series.

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Locke Students Reflect on South LA’s History and Write a New Chapter…in Their Own Book

May 9, 2017
Book

Students at Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy are soon-to-be published authors. Locke was selected by 826LA to participate in their annual Young Authors Book Project. Their book, When the Moon is Up, will be available for purchase on May 19th, 2017.

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