Beyond the Classroom

Soccer

For the Love of Soccer: Seeing Beyond Victory

January 18, 2019

Last spring, Ánimo Ellen Ochoa Charter Middle School students hoped to participate in Green Dot’s Ánimo Cup, an intramural soccer tournament for teams in Green Dot’s network of schools. There was just one problem: they didn’t have a coach.

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Growth

Reflecting On a 2018 of Growth

January 2, 2019

As we turn the page on a new year, we take this time to reflect on all the ways we’ve grown in the past year. We have much to be proud of, and still more growth to pursue, but always, we remain committed to the students and families who have entrusted us to help pave a path of preparation for college, leadership, and life.

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Music

For Love of Music: How Fairley’s New Band Director is Restoring a Legacy

December 18, 2018

“Music is more than just playing an instrument and trying to sound good. Music is about putting yourself into the instrument — your character, your heart, your pride,” said Thomas Perry, the Band Director at Green Dot’s Fairley High School.

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diversity

A More Intentional Approach to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Green Dot

December 11, 2018

In order to deliver on our promise of preparing all students for college, leadership and life, we believe we need to foster school cultures that embrace both individuality and unity, beginning with our own team members.

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Scholarship

How a 5k Run Changed This Student’s Life

November 20, 2018

“Students want to attend college, but we all share the same worry, and that’s affording it,” urged Celeste Chavez, Ánimo College Prep Academy alumna. “We worry about the cost of tuition, how we will afford food, books, supplies, and of course how we will deal with student loan debt.”

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Power

Parent Power: How Hundreds of Families are Changing Their City

November 16, 2018

Green Dot has always believed in the power of families and students to self-advocate for the kind of community revitalization they need.

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expanded learning

Expanded Learning: Supporting Students Beyond the Bell

November 2, 2018

At Green Dot Public Schools, learning doesn’t stop when the school bell rings. Expanded learning programs are an extension of the academic day.

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college

Help Make College Access Possible For All

November 1, 2018

This year, across our network, each of our 30 schools is fundraising to help underwrite college tours or SAT/ACT prep for their students. Give today and make an impact on the lives of nearly 15,000 students in chronically underserved communities.

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Seahawk

Updated: Seattle Seahawk Tyler Lockett Visits Destiny Middle School

October 26, 2018

This month, students at Destiny Middle School got a surprise visit from Seattle Seahawks star Tyler Lockett.

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supreme court

Supreme Court Ruling is a Victory for Students and Families

October 25, 2018

Earlier today, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that charter schools are constitutional, and upheld lower court rulings that affirmed the laws that govern and fund charter schools.

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Alumni

Keeping Students in College: Why Alumni Champions Are Vital

October 24, 2018

Our students are often the first in their families to attend college, and this added pressure alongside the difficulty of adjusting to the academic and social challenges of college life can be overwhelming for even the most resilient student.

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shirts

Kirby Middle School Hosts Partner Celebration of 100,000 School Shirts Donated

September 19, 2018

While a school shirt might not seem like a large expense to some, it can create a barrier for some parents eager to enroll their student at a Green Dot school. That’s why we work with organizations like Agape North, who has donated school shirts to several of our schools in Tennessee as part of their program to give back.

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