Beyond the Classroom

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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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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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playground

200 Community Volunteers Join Forces on Destiny’s Campus to Build a New Playground for SOAR Academy

September 12, 2018

This fall, volunteers from Keurig Dr. Pepper, Columbia Distributing, SOAR Academy and the community joined KaBOOM! at the Destiny Charter Middle School campus to transform an empty site into a kid-designed, state-of-the-art playground for the students of SOAR Academy, which is now located on Destiny’s campus.

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Escape

Students Escape Classroom to Build 21st Century Skills

September 5, 2018

Though automation and AI may occupy some jobs in the future, there are many things that robots can’t do as well as humans, like improvised creativity. We don’t know what the future will look like, but we know that learning how to work with people and learning how to solve complex problems will help us adapt to whatever comes our way.

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Summer

An Alumna’s Perspective on Green Dot’s Summer Institute for Business & Leadership for Women of Color

August 30, 2018

This year Green Dot hosted the Summer Institute for Business and Leadership (SIBL). SIBL was hosted at the University of Southern California (USC) and empowered young women of color to develop passion and purpose through building an entrepreneurial mindset and skill set.

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Send Us to SXSWedu 2019: Vote Now for Green Dot’s Panel Submissions

August 21, 2018

Green Dot has submitted four panels for the SXSWedu 2019 conference and we need your help to make sure our panels get chosen! Create an account with SXSW and vote for Green Dot’s panels.

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Graduates

Daily Breeze — Local High School Graduates Land Prestigious Scholarships

August 6, 2018

Vanessa Felix, Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School alumna will have an extra $10,000 to fund her plans for higher education after being selected for the Milken Scholars 2018 Scholarship Program.

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Ánimo Watts Students Let Their Voices Be Heard

July 30, 2018

Community Engagement Coordinator Samantha Levra shares about a group of students from Ánimo Watts College Preparatory Academy hosting a Call Your Representative Day.

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Women

Green Dot Students Create Women in STEM Scholarship

July 27, 2018

Despite the fact that women make up more than 40% of the workforce, they hold less than a quarter of the nearly 8.6 million Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) jobs in the United States. This statistic nagged at four young women from Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School.

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Clark Atlanta

Why So Many Fairley Students Are Heading to Clark Atlanta University

July 11, 2018

When Fairley High School alumni and former teacher Cafabian Heard first walked on to the campus of Clark Atlanta University, little did he know that soon enough a trail of Fairley alumni would soon be following his footsteps, largely due to his mentorship and encouragement.

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after school

Green Dot Students Advocate for After School Programs in Sacramento

July 5, 2018

“I know how much after school programs have impacted me, so having the opportunity to help students have the same great experiences that I had after school was an honor,” said Ryan Atapattu, senior at Ánimo Leadership Charter High School.

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