Programs

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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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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