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Ánimo Compton

New Year, New School! Doors are Open at Ánimo Compton

August 15, 2018

This month, Green Dot’s newest school in California, Ánimo Compton Charter School opened its doors to smiling faces and eager minds at the Vanguard Learning Center in Compton. Ánimo Compton is Green Dot California’s first school to serve sixth through twelfth grade students.

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Food

Families Advocate for Better Food Quality in our Communities

August 8, 2018

“For far too long having fast food restaurants on every corner has taken a toll on the health of our communities,” said Keisha Mitchell, a United Parents & Students leader. In many underserved neighborhoods there is a higher likelihood of residents finding multiple fast food chains than wholesome grocery stores.

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Graduates

Daily Breeze — Local High School Graduates Land Prestigious Scholarships

August 6, 2018

Vanessa Felix, Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School alumnus will have an extra $10,000 to fund her plans for higher education after being selected for the Milken Scholars 2018 Scholarship Program. The program is open to college-bound graduates in L.A. County, New York City and Washington, D.C., and Milken Scholars are chosen based on their academic excellence, community service and capacity to persevere in challenging situations.

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leadership

A Leadership & Life Playlist: Songs That Have Inspired My Work

July 25, 2018

Green Dot Leadership and Life Coordinator Charli Kemp shares the purpose and importance of our new Leadership and Life framework.

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Clark Atlanta

Why So Many Fairley Students Are Heading to Clark Atlanta University

July 11, 2018

When Fairley High School alumni and former teacher Cafabian Heard first walked on to the campus of Clark Atlanta University, little did he know that soon enough a trail of Fairley alumni would soon be following his footsteps, largely due to his mentorship and encouragement.

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class of 2018

Check Out the Smiles of the Class of 2018

June 28, 2018

Green Dot is proud to celebrate the Class of 2018! This year marked a number of milestones for our schools, and as we reflect on the school year, it’s clear how much there is to celebrate.

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eighth

Tacoma Weekly — Destiny primed to grow as first class graduates

June 26, 2018

The Tacoma Weekly highlights Destiny Middle School’s first class of eighth graders moving on to high school next year, about half of which have been with Destiny since it opened three years ago.

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graduating

Kent Reporter–Kent’s Excel Public Charter School recognizes first graduating class

June 21, 2018

The Kent Reporter features Excel Public Charter School’s first graduating class of eighth graders.

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golf

Five Students Receive 2018 Boxer College Scholarships from the Oscar de la Hoya Foundation

June 18, 2018

This month, five seniors from Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School were awarded inaugural Boxer College scholarships by the Oscar De La Hoya Foundation at its 18th Annual Golf Classic.

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connects

How This Math Teacher Connects the Dots for Her Students

June 7, 2018

“It never fails, every time I tell someone that I’m a math teacher they say ‘oh my god, I hated math when I was in school,’” chuckled Elizabeth Marin, math teacher at Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School. Though she’s aware that not every student will leave her class in love with math, her goal is to ensure that all her students can confidently engage it.

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tea party

Can’t We All Just Get Oolong? How a Tea Party and Other Gatherings Are Growing Young Ladies at Kirby

May 2, 2018

A tea party is just one of the mentorship events Kirby Middle School principal Deadre Ussery is hosting for a select group of 10 eighth grade girls.

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Career

Photo Essay: Ánimo City of Champions Charter High School’s First Career Day

April 27, 2018

This month, students at Ánimo City of Champions Charter High School in Inglewood met with professionals across STEM, business, entertainment, and non-profit industries for their first Career Day.

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