Purpose

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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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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Green Dot Alumnus ‘Never Thought About College’ Now Excelling at Georgetown

October 30, 2017
college

Despite the rigorous college preparatory curriculum he experienced at AJR, Gomez couldn’t imagine himself in college, let alone fathom he’d be studying international politics at a top-flight school like Georgetown University.

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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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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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Green Dot Celebrates Graduates Across the Network

August 29, 2017
graduates

We’d like to say a final congratulations to over 1,600 Green Dot graduates from the Class of 2017. Catch a glimpse of graduations from across the network.

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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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Back-to-School Advice From a Green Dot Alum

August 11, 2017
mentor

Ánimo Leadership Alumna and Green Dot University Mentor Sandra Estrada offers her back-to-school advice to current Green Dot students.

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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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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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The Link Between Parents, Communities and Green Dot

July 12, 2017
parent community engagement coordinators

At Green Dot, a special staff person helps power the vital partnership between schools, families, and communities — we call them Parent Coordinators, and they help bridge the gap between students’ home and school lives.

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