Beyond the Classroom


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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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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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.


Ping Pong Ball-Throwing Robots Get Put to the Test at Fourth Annual Competition

June 25, 2018

Students throughout the Green Dot network are learning how to meet the challenges of the future by building their own robots and testing the limits of their mechanical creations.


Panels and Community Building at Annual Launch to College Event Prepares Students for Life on Campus

June 20, 2018

Each year college-bound seniors from all Green Dot high schools in California come together to connect with other seniors attending the same universities, and to learn more about their imminent transition to college.


Why the First Legacy Conference Was Vital for the Achievement of Our African American Male Students

June 11, 2018

This year we launched our first Legacy Conference, a day dedicated to exploring the deficits in educating and empowering African American students, in particular young men.


Ánimo Cup Soccer Tournament Brings Green Dot Students Together

May 28, 2018

On an early Saturday morning, Green Dot middle school and high school students laced up their cleats for the Ánimo Cup, an intramural soccer tournament for teams in our network.

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Can’t We All Just Get Oolong? How a Tea Party and Other Gatherings Are Growing Young Ladies at Kirby

May 2, 2018

A tea party is just one of the mentorship events Kirby Middle School principal Deadre Ussery is hosting for a select group of 10 eighth grade girls.


National Poetry Writing Month Brings Student Stories to the Stage

April 26, 2018

Though nearly every English curriculum in America features a unit on poetry, at Green Dot, we provide students with additional outlets to use performance poetry (or spoken word) to pursue self-expression and personal growth.


Green Dot Student Writing and Art Competition Awards Scholarship to Winners!

April 24, 2018

Our first Ánimo Voices Writing and Art Competition invited students to write about innovators, upstanders, visionaries, or rebels that have made a difference in their local or broader communities. Check out this year’s winners!


Green Dot Teachers Union and Staff Host Second Scholarship Fundraiser

March 28, 2018

On a rainy Saturday morning, over 200 educators, administrators, union leaders, and community leaders laced up their running shoes to participate in the annual Race to College 5K Fun(d) Run.

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College is a Matter of ‘When,’ Not ‘If’ at Green Dot

March 21, 2018

Though more students in the United States are attending college after high school than ever before, as many as one in three first-year students don’t return after their freshman year. At Green Dot, we’re helping students build a vision for their life that includes completing college before they even step foot on campus their freshman year.


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1149 S. Hill St., Ste 600
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Phone: (323) 565-1600

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