This Juneteenth, we showcase African American student Aspirations

African American achievement cannot be effectively celebrated without also recognizing African-American aspirations. As we observe Juneteenth this year, we hear from students across our network of schools share their aspirations, “Today I’m a learner so tomorrow I can be a…”  This initiative tells educators that barriers will not interfere with their dreams, which include opening…

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Locke College Prep Academy awarded $2.8MM grant for CTE

Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy was awarded nearly $2.8MM in grants to support Career Technical Education (CTE) programs. $916,977 of grant funds were received from California Community Colleges and the remainder came in matching funds from program partners. Reflecting on the programs that led to this funding, Luis Castillo, a student at Locke, said,…

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Hillcrest’s 2019 girls basketball team featured on Sports Illustrated Cover

Hillcrest High School’s girls basketball team is featured on the Title IX 50th anniversary cover of Sports Illustrated. The cover includes photos from different womens sports highlighting the anniversary of the groundbreaking rule that ensures women equal access to athletics. Title IX applies to schools, local and state educational agencies, and other institutions that receive…

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UPAS educates and motivates GDPS communities to vote

As California prepares to hold primaries to select candidates for the November elections, United Parents and Students has been busy motivating communities to go to the polls and let their voices be heard. Since early April, the community-based organization has been holding voting events in communities served by Green Dot Public Schools to educate parents…

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