Beyond the Classroom

Thank You School Counselors for Supporting Students at Every Level

February 6, 2023

The week of February 6th Green Dot Public Schools California is taking part in celebrating National School Counseling Week. The American School Counselor Association has themed the 2023 week as “School Counselors: Helping Students Dream Big.” Across our 18 middle and high school sites, we’re showing appreciation and highlighting the work of our dedicated counselors who help prepare our students for success in college, leadership, and life.


Locke High School Students Advocate for Safer Streets along the Figueroa Corridor

January 23, 2023

Students at Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy founded activism group Justice for Peace in response to street violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and suicide occurring along the Figueroa Corridor.


Concrete, Boards, and Life Long Lessons: How This Middle School Club Empowers Girls

January 18, 2023

At the heart of Concrete Queenz, an all-girl skateboarding club, is a community with life-long lessons on friendship, determination, and empowerment.


Ánimo Jefferson Students Flourish in New Theater Club

January 9, 2023

At Ánimo Jefferson Charter Middle School, the Jefferson Theater Club is a place where students sing to their favorite music, work on wardrobes, set up audio, rehearse, and most of all, have fun.


Congresswomen Brings Insight on Civic Engagement to Ánimo Pat Brown Students

December 12, 2022

At Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School, social studies teacher Joel Snyder puts civic engagement at the core of his AP Government course, which he has used to enable students to engage in political discourse and kickstart change in their communities.


Locke Jumpstarts Student Trajectories at Annual Career Day and Fair

December 1, 2022

A pilot, a doctor, and a secret serviceman were all in the same building. This isn’t a setup for a punchline. This is just a few of the many professions students at Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy learned about during the school’s annual Career Day and Fair, which took place on November 4, 2022.


Ánimo Leadership Principal Fosters Community, Growth, and a Toolkit for Success

November 29, 2022

In the heart of Lennox, a small community near Inglewood, California, is a three-story building with a small courtyard spanning just one block. This is Ánimo Leadership Charter High School, a modest school that has built a tight-knit community where students feel equipped to tackle life after high school.


School Psychologists Lower Barriers to Learning for Student Success

November 15, 2022

According to the National Association of School Psychologists, on average, four out of five students are not getting the mental health support they need. At Green Dot Public Schools California, we invested in a team of school psychologists who are making safe spaces for our students to receive crisis management, social-emotional counseling sessions, special education counseling, and more during school hours.


Ánimo Ellen Ochoa Opens Campus for Community-Wide Día De Los Muertos Celebration

November 1, 2022

Ánimo Ellen Ochoa Charter Middle School (AEO) hosted its seventh annual Día De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) community event that highlighted over 300 student altar presentations. Community members also had an opportunity to tour the school, visit candy stations, enjoy community resources, and a live DJ.


Green Dot Student Selected for Global Citizen Initiative Fellowship

October 25, 2022

Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School student Sofia Garcia has been selected to participate in the Global Citizens Initiative (GCI) fellowship. The fellowship is a 10-month program designed to address global issues at local and community-wide levels. The program brings fellows from around the world to the Global Citizen Initiative’s nine-day summit at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.


Children’s Institute Supports the Whole Child at Three Green Dot Schools

October 17, 2022

Green Dot Public Schools California has partnered with Children’s Institute Community Schools to support three of our campuses with services for students, families, and our community as part of its commitment of fully supporting the whole child.


Preparing the Next Generation of Changemakers

October 10, 2022

This past summer, Green Dot Public Schools California launched their newest literacy accelerated learning program, Changemaker Academy. This program is a free week-long immersive experience for 7th-grade students to immerse themselves in a project-based learning environment.


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