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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month With Five Stories

Sep 15, 2022

Green Dot California’s network is founded on diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is why we stand with communities across our country in celebrating National Hispanic American Heritage Month.

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Organizing is the road toward prosperity, says United Parents and Students

Sep 15, 2022

Broad-based Organizing is the best way to fight inequality and improve conditions in our communities, according to United Parents and Students executive director Larry Fondation. In materials prepared by Fondation, he outlines how communities should work together identifying the issues that affect them directly, such as crime, food deserts, low wages, and long hours, as…

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UPAS graduates new leaders as part of the YOI program

Sep 8, 2022

The Youth Organizing Institute (YOI) of United Parents and Students graduated 14 students this past Summer in California and Tennessee as part of their program to empower them as leaders of their communities. The YOI program has been active for the past six years, and the 2022 graduation ceremony was the first in-person since the…

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How This Graduate Pivoted Rejection to Find Her Passion

Aug 29, 2022

Ánimo City of Champions Charter High School graduate, LaZayiah, who plans to attend California State University, Los Angeles and major in social work.

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Ánimo Jackie Robinson Graduate Seizes Opportunities to Come Out of Her Shell 

Aug 15, 2022

Alexis Vasquez, a 2022 graduate from Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School, plans to attend the University of California, Berkeley, who plans to enroll in the school’s business program as part of his goal of owning a business. He is part of the cohort of interviewed seniors from Green Dot Public Schools California, who shared their college plans and high school experience.

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Ánimo Jackie Robinson Graduate Alexis Vasquez Means Business

Aug 8, 2022

Alexis Vasquez, a 2022 graduate from Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School, plans to attend the University of California, Berkeley, who plans to enroll in the school’s business program as part of his goal of owning a business. He is part of the cohort of interviewed seniors from Green Dot Public Schools California, who shared their college plans and high school experience.

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Ánimo South L.A. Senior Ready for Leadership and New Beginnings at UC San Diego

Aug 1, 2022

Before the start of summer, we interviewed a group of graduating seniors on their plans after high school and their high school experience. Meet Tayshaun Kelly, Ánimo South L.A. Charter High School class of 2022 graduate, who has plans to attend California State University Dominguez Hills and major in computer science.

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Over 1,800 graduates received congratulations and support

Jul 28, 2022

Over 1,800 note cards were forwarded to the 2022 Green Dot Public School graduates in the California and Tennessee region as part of the Dear Green Dot Graduate initiative, which is in its second year. The graduates received encouragement and support from Green Dot staff, business, and community leaders as they took their steps towards…

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Ánimo South LA Alumni, Tayshaun Kelly’s Commitment to Computer Science

Jul 25, 2022

Before the start of summer, we interviewed a group of graduating seniors on their plans after high school and their high school experience. Meet Tayshaun Kelly, Ánimo South L.A. Charter High School class of 2022 graduate, who has plans to attend California State University Dominguez Hills and major in computer science.

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Senior Spotlight: Meet Rocio Zapata, Ánimo Jackie Robinson Alumna

Jul 18, 2022

Just before the start of summer, we interviewed a group of graduating seniors on their plans after graduation. Meet Rocio Zapata, a class of 2022 Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School, who has plans to attend college in East Los Angeles College.

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Locke Students Exhibit Teamwork, Dedication in First-Ever Home Unified Sports Game

Jul 11, 2022

After four years of being part of the Unified Sports League, Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy, held its first-ever Unified game on campus.

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Ánimo Leadership Senior is awarded Rams’ Kenny Washington Memorial Scholarship

Jun 23, 2022

Jose Velazquez, a recent graduate of Ánimo Leadership, will be able to pursue higher education in Computer Sciences after being awarded the Kenny Washington Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by the Los Angeles Rams and the Fulfillment Fund. Velazquez was elated when the team reached out to him to let him know the news, which will help…

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This Juneteenth, we showcase African American student Aspirations

Jun 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…

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Locke College Prep Academy awarded $2.8MM grant for CTE

Jun 9, 2022

Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy was awarded nearly $2.8MM in grants to support Career Technical Education (CTE) programs. $916,977 of grant funds were received from California Community Colleges and the remainder came in matching funds from program partners. Reflecting on the programs that led to this funding, Luis Castillo, a student at Locke, said,…

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UPAS educates and motivates GDPS communities to vote

Jun 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…

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Soccer Roster Blossoms in 2022 for Ánimo Inglewood and Ánimo Leadership’s Joint Team

May 24, 2022

Ánimo Leadership Charter High School and Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School have upheld a sports partnership for over 10 years.

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One Big Family: The Secret Behind Ánimo Jackie Robinson’s Championship-Winning Football Team

May 17, 2022

Ánimo Jackie Robinson has built a Division II championship-winning, 8-man football team. But what’s the secret behind its success?

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National Charter School Week recognizes changemakers and advocates

May 11, 2022

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools kicked off its National Charter School Week recognizing changemakers and advocates, celebrating 31 years of existence. “This week is a great opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the charter school sector with our growing community of parents, educators, activists, students, alumni, and elected officials who see the unwavering…

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Ánimo Jefferson Middle School Students Complete LA Marathon

May 3, 2022

12 Ánimo Jefferson Charter Middle School Students recently competed in the LA Marathon through Students Run LA.

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Students and teachers work hand in hand forging their future at Ánimo Compton

Apr 30, 2022

Access based models are part of the road to success at Ánimo Compton Charter School, where educators combine support in the learning process as well as guidance to elective classes which help students develop the love of learning. Teachers and staff at Ánimo Compton engage with students on both an educational and a personal level,…

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