Beyond the Classroom

This Juneteenth, we showcase African American student Aspirations

June 16, 2022

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…


UPAS educates and motivates GDPS communities to vote

June 3, 2022

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…


How Ánimo Mae Jemison Integrates Reading through Drama

April 12, 2022

This Ánimo Mae Jemison Charter Middle School English teacher combined reading and acting to make an effective arts-based curriculum.


New Principal Robert Pambello Leads ODLHÁ during First Year Back in Person

March 15, 2022

This past fall, veteran educator Robert Pambello took the helm and helped Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School in Los Angeles’ Boyle Heights neighborhood reopen for full, in-person instruction.


Lessons learned in 2021: We continued to serve overcoming all challenges

January 7, 2022

2020 has been anything but ordinary, it changed our lives and those of the 13,000+ students we serve across the network.


How ‘Sports Change Lives’ at This South LA High School

November 30, 2021

“Sports change lives,” said Todd Wright, the long standing physical education teacher and athletic director at ​​Ánimo Ralph Bunche Charter High School.


How Our Ethnic Studies Curriculum Helps All Students Feel Seen

November 9, 2021

Across our schools in Los Angeles, our mission in education is not only to prepare our students for college, but to give them the tools they need to become critical thinkers.


Green Dot Is on a Mission to Match All Students with a Mentor

October 27, 2021

Green Dot Public Schools have launched a bold initiative to eventually match all 14,000 Green Dot students in California, Tennessee, and Southeast Texas with a professional mentor.


Building Opportunity: How our middle and high schools on LA’s Eastside Collaborate

September 21, 2021

Ánimo Ellen Ochoa Charter Middle Schoo and Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School have worked in tandem to help close opportunity gaps for students.


Footlocker Chooses 5 Green Dot Art Students to Craft Designs for New Store

August 12, 2021

A proud Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School alumna connected 5 Green Dot students with Footlocker to participate in a collaborative art project, celebrating the grand opening of the footwear retailer’s Inglewood location.


Ánimo Jefferson Journalism Students Illustrate Pandemic Life in Photo Essays

June 29, 2021

While the year 2020 is not likely to be described as “picture perfect,” it did turn into a perfect picture project for our students.


How this Classroom Teacher Observes and Supports Juneteenth, Leadership

June 17, 2021

For Juneteenth, LaShawnae Smith has created a structured lesson with space for discussion to help students learn and appreciate Juneteenth.


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