Programs

Green Dot Students Propose Policy Changes in Their Community

November 15, 2017
policy

Seniors at Ánimo Pat Brown are working with the online platform LawMaker to draft, propose and share policy ideas that will positively impact their community.

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How Students Connected to the Natural World

November 9, 2017
Nature

Two student reporters from Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School share about their peers’ involvement with NatureBridge, a partner organization that connects students to the outdoors.

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Holding All Students to High Standards: A Look at Special Education at Green Dot Public Schools

November 6, 2017
Students

Hugo Estrada never imagined that he would become an educator, and is now a thriving Education Specialist at Ánimo Phillis Wheatley Charter Middle School.

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More than Textbooks: Preparing Students to Lead in a Complex World

October 25, 2017
social

In our ever-changing and interconnected world, rife with injustice and disparate opportunities across lines of race, class, and gender, students must learn the skills to process and respond effectively. Social studies must be, therefore, an area where students can engage with current and historical events in a critical, just, and open-minded manner.

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Promise Program Mentors Support Students Beyond the School Day

October 19, 2017
Mentors

The Promise Program connects students to Green Dot Home Office employees, with the purpose of supporting students academically, exposing them to new career opportunities, and to explore new communities.

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Shoe Design Contest Winner Tours Vans Headquarters

September 25, 2017
Shoe

This summer, Locke alumni Juan Gomez spent the day at Vans Headquarters in Costa Mesa, shadowing Safir Bellali, a product designer who now heads up the Innovation efforts at Vans.

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Solar Eclipse Sparks Curiosity of Green Dot’s Young Scientists Across the Nation

September 13, 2017
Solar Eclipse

This summer, Green Dot students witnessed the first total solar eclipse in the United States since 1979. Green Dot educators saw this as a great opportunity to continue linking current events and natural phenomena to the classroom, encouraging students to tap into their innate curiosity.

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JetTalk: Maria Scileppi on Turning Your Passion Into a Career

September 12, 2017
career

Students at Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy earned how they could turn their passions into a career, thanks to director of 72U, Maria Scileppi.

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Watch Three Green Dot Students Along Their Road to College

August 14, 2017
road to college

In this video, we encounter three students in different grade levels — one middle school student, one recent high school graduate, and one alumni — from three different cities across the Green Dot network, all on different parts of their road to college.

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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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