Beyond the Classroom

Special Olympics

Special Olympics Breaks Down Stereotypes and Builds Cohesion

July 5, 2017

The thumps of basketballs hitting the pavement were muffled over the applause of the audience, as Ánimo Western Charter Middle School and Ánimo Phillis Wheatley Charter Middle School students played in their first Special Olympics Unified Sports game.

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Mock Interviews

Mock Interviews Prepare Green Dot Students for Future Careers

June 29, 2017

Oscar de la Hoya Ánimo High School staff partnered with professionals and business leaders across Los Angeles, including Green Dot Ambassadors, to simulate real-world interview experiences at its annual Mock Interviews event, which helps our students polish and refine skills necessary to pursue future careers.

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City Year

City Year: Building Relationships for Positive Learning Environments

June 19, 2017

City Year worked with Locke College Preparatory Academy for the past three years to identify students who may need additional support and outreach, pairing them with a City Year mentor. In addition to academic supports, students receive art, music, and sport enrichment opportunities to help them develop holistically.

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Robotics

Robotics: It’s Not All Nuts and Bolts

June 15, 2017

A feeling of camaraderie filled the room as students shared their feelings of anxiousness and pride with other students at the third annual Green Dot Robotics Competition.

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Launch to College

How We Build Community Among Our Graduates

June 1, 2017

Last month, hundreds of students and educators gathered to celebrate our college-bound seniors’ journey into higher education at the fourth annual Launch to College event.

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Mars

With the Help of Nasa, Green Dot Students Visit Mars

May 18, 2017

Earlier this month, courtesy of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, students at Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy were transported to another planet: Mars. Three designers and engineers from JPL visited Locke to speak with students as part of its JetSpace Talks series.

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After School Program

Middle School After School Programs: the Risk of Cutting Back Expanded Learning

May 5, 2017

While we strategically schedule classes to provide appropriate interventions, our after school programs provide middle school and high school students with a space for additional support and academic enrichment. This is why we refer to our after school programs as expanded learning.

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Locke music

National Association Recognizes Locke Music Program

May 4, 2017

This April, ninety-two schools across the country were recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for prioritizing music education in their curriculum. Green Dot’s own Alain Leroy Locke College Preparatory Academy received the Support Music Merit Award for the second year in a row, acknowledging our commitment to ensure students have access to the widely understood benefit of music education.

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Teen Adventure Challenge

Adventures Outside the Classroom: Green Dot Teens Are Up to the Challenge

April 13, 2017

This spring eight teams of Green Dot students and school staff conquered a one-of-a-kind outdoor adventure that tested their endurance, strength and teamwork.

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bullying

Women of Color Combat Bullying in Watts

March 17, 2017

Motivated by personal experiences and hard work, Women of Color is working to make their community better by bringing awareness to the impact of bullying.

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Summer Internship

Building a Next Generation Internship Program

September 22, 2016

Throughout the summer at the Green Dot Public Schools’ home office, there were a half-dozen new faces working at desks, attending meetings, and walking the hallways. They belonged to the students in Green Dot’s first-ever internship program.

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global citizen

Helping Grow Global Citizens in South LA

August 4, 2016

David Gomez, a Junior at Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School, represents Los Angeles and his community at the Global Citizens Youth Summit.

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