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Congrats Class of 2020

May 26, 2020

Lakers’ Assistant Coach Lionel Hollins shares a congratulatory message to Green Dot’s Class of 2020. Coach Hollins came to LA from the Memphis Grizzlies, so it’s no coincidence that he cares deeply about the youth of both Los Angeles and Memphis. 

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Green Dot Schools Work to Narrow the Digital Divide for South LA Families

May 21, 2020

For many parents, COVID-19 has surfaced new challenges and anxieties as they grapple with uncertainty. Adjusting to what some call the ‘new normal’ has been far from easy for Noemi Rodriguez and her family.

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National Charter Schools Week: Bright Spots and Joy

May 13, 2020

This week, we’re taking the time to reflect on the resiliency of our schools and their ability to support educators, families and students overcome all obstacles.

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Art: ‘Robbed and Recreated’ by Dorian Grayson

May 7, 2020

See the art piece that won third place from all of our California high schools by Dorian Grayson a student at Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy.

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Writing: ‘Untitled’ by Fatima Aranda

May 7, 2020

Read the poem that won second place from all of our California middle schools by Fatima Aranda, a student at Ánimo Legacy Charter Middle School.

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Writing: ‘A Story To Be Told’ by Amy Manzo Mendez

May 7, 2020

Read the script that won first place from all of our California middle schools by Amy Manzo Mendez, a student at Ánimo Florence-Firestone Charter Middle School.

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Art: ‘Idiosyncratic’ by Sasha Ramirez

May 7, 2020

See the art piece that won first place from all of our California high schools by Sasha Ramirez, a student at Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School.

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Writing: ‘Your Language’ by Maria Jaramillo

May 7, 2020

Read the writing that won second place from all of our California high school schools by Maria Jaramillo, a student at Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy.

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Art: ‘My Anchor’ by Kimberly Mejia Vasquez

May 7, 2020

See the art piece that won second place from all of our California high schools by Kimberly Mejia Vasquez, a student at Ánimo Watts College Preparatory Academy.

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Writing: ‘Inaudita Vox’ by David Esparaza

May 7, 2020

Read the writing that won third place from all of our California high schools by David Esparaza, a student at Ánimo Watts College Preparatory Academy.

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Writing: ‘Caught Up’ by Delsy Velasquez

May 7, 2020

Read the writing that won third place from all of our California middle schools by Delsy Velasquez, a student at Ánimo James B. Taylor Middle School.

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A Thank You to Our Teachers

May 7, 2020

As we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week during this time of uncertainty, we recognize our educators for their hard work and devotion to serving all students.

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Writing: ‘Antes De Tu Y Yo’ by Yesenia Zamora

May 7, 2020

Read the poem that won first place from all of our California high schools by Yesenia Zamora, a student at Ánimo South Los Angeles Charter High School

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Green Dot Family Shares The Help They’ve Received from United Parents and Students

Apr 30, 2020

United Parents and Students (UPAS) has distributed $15,000 to assist families impacted by COVID-19 across Los Angeles. One Family LA— a coalition of 30 organizations that banded together to raise funds for families in Los Angeles during the health crisis—selected UPAS as one of four grant recipients to select and help families at this time.

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Nine Green Dot High Schools Ranked Best in the U.S.

Apr 24, 2020

Nine Green Dot Public Schools rank among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best High School Rankings.

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Supporting Our Communities During COVID-19

Apr 16, 2020

Today, the role of public education is more important than ever. As the COVID-19 crisis continues, Green Dot remains committed in our mission to serve the most vulnerable communities and ensure all students are prepared for college, leadership, and life.

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Ánimo City of Champions Celebrates Class of 2021 with 5-Year Renewal

Apr 7, 2020

On a sunny March afternoon, hundreds of Ánimo City of Champions supporters gathered with crossed fingers and high hopes at the headquarters of the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE).

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Turning Red Dots Green

Apr 3, 2020

Green Dot took our name from a newspaper map from 1999 which showed internet connectivity in neighborhoods across the metropolitan area — green dots on the map showed sites that were wired for the internet; red dots showed those that had no connection. A stark pattern emerged: Affluent areas were all green dots while low…

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How the Grindhouse Boxing Program is Helping Fairley Students Succeed

Mar 31, 2020

For Jada Pipkin, a sophomore at Fairley High School, the Grindhouse Program is the highlight of her day. “I learned that I got a lot of self confidence, and it taught me to be strong about myself,” said Pipkin.

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Helping Students See a Clear Vision For The Future

Mar 26, 2020

In the United States, an overwhelming number of students need glasses, but lack adequate access to vision care. To confront this unaddressed barrier to student learning, last year over 300 Green Dot students received free comprehensive eye examinations and eyeglasses. This year, we are well on our way to exceeding that number.

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