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Citizens Business Bank commits volunteers and funding to the Mentorship Program

Jan 31, 2023

Citizens Business Bank reaffirmed its commitment to the Green Dot Public Schools Mentorship Program with a $15,000 donation to sustain and expand the program, in its second year. The financial institution also has four employees as mentors to 11th and 10th graders in Ánimo City of Champions High School in Los Angeles, including Jess Tirado,…


Mentorship was a lifesaver for this Hillcrest student and Fairley HS alum

Jan 27, 2023

When Tamaria Bridgeforth, a Senior Project Manager at FedEx, first heard about the work the Green Dot Mentorship Program was doing at Hillcrest High School in Memphis, TN, immediately knew she wanted to be a mentor. After all, Bridgeforth knows firsthand the difference a mentor can make in the life of a young person. A…


Locke High School Students Advocate for Safer Streets along the Figueroa Corridor

Jan 23, 2023

Students at Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy founded activism group Justice for Peace in response to street violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and suicide occurring along the Figueroa Corridor.


Concrete, Boards, and Life Long Lessons: How This Middle School Club Empowers Girls

Jan 18, 2023

At the heart of Concrete Queenz, an all-girl skateboarding club, is a community with life-long lessons on friendship, determination, and empowerment.


Ánimo Jefferson Students Flourish in New Theater Club

Jan 9, 2023

At Ánimo Jefferson Charter Middle School, the Jefferson Theater Club is a place where students sing to their favorite music, work on wardrobes, set up audio, rehearse, and most of all, have fun.


In 2022 we continued to serve our students and communities as we adapted to the new normal

Jan 5, 2023

As we continued adapting to the new normal in 2022, we had the chance to reconnect with our students face-to-face, teachers and staff celebrating their successes and difficulties. We were able to renew friendships, hold extra curricular activities and speak once again with parents and our communities to share their concerns and work together to…


5th Annual Legacy Conference Calls for Proposals on Anti-Blackness

Jan 5, 2023

Green Dot Public Schools California is searching for presentation and workshop proposals for its 5th annual Legacy Conference.


New, On-Campus Hygiene Machine Supports Student Wellness

Dec 20, 2022

Ánimo City of Champion Charter High School believes students shouldn’t have to worry about access to good hygiene – especially in the classroom. With the help of the school administration and the safety of the students in mind, Hygiene First LLC added a personal care machine to the building during March of this year.


UPAS Assembly approves platform for 2023 Los Angeles communities

Dec 13, 2022

When United Parents & Students held their ninth annual assembly, its members unanimously approved the five point Community Invested Platform presented by the community based organization. Over 250 parents and students came to the assembly, held at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College, the first one held with the public since 2020 and the start…


Congresswomen Brings Insight on Civic Engagement to Ánimo Pat Brown Students

Dec 12, 2022

At Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School, social studies teacher Joel Snyder puts civic engagement at the core of his AP Government course, which he has used to enable students to engage in political discourse and kickstart change in their communities.


Brooke, a Growth All Star who aspires to be a journalist

Dec 8, 2022

Brooke is a 12th grader at Ánimo City of Champions High School in Los Angeles, who aspires to become a journalist or an author when she finishes her education. She wants to take people on a journey through her writing, just like her favorite authors do for her (her ultimate favorite author is Colleen Hoover).…


Chad, the Green Dot Growth All Star who wants to become a voice actor

Dec 8, 2022

Chad is a 12th grader at Ánimo City of Champions High School in Los Angeles, CA. Even though he is quiet when you first meet him, once he opens up, he is very sociable. He will tell you proudly that he is friends with everyone on campus. He credits this to his efforts to be…


Locke Jumpstarts Student Trajectories at Annual Career Day and Fair

Dec 1, 2022

A pilot, a doctor, and a secret serviceman were all in the same building. This isn’t a setup for a punchline. This is just a few of the many professions students at Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy learned about during the school’s annual Career Day and Fair, which took place on November 4, 2022.


Ánimo Leadership Principal Fosters Community, Growth, and a Toolkit for Success

Nov 29, 2022

In the heart of Lennox, a small community near Inglewood, California, is a three-story building with a small courtyard spanning just one block. This is Ánimo Leadership Charter High School, a modest school that has built a tight-knit community where students feel equipped to tackle life after high school.


Mentors and mentees have first face-to-face at Mentorship Match Day

Nov 22, 2022

The Green Dot Mentorship Program kicked off its second year with the first ever face to face encounter of mentors and students at Ánimo City of Champions Charter High School after starting virtually during the 2021-2022 school year in both Los Angeles and Memphis. Mentors from various partner companies met for the first time in…


Meet our Green Dot Growth All Stars!

Nov 16, 2022

Chad is a 12th grader at Green Dot’s Ánimo City of Champions High School in Los Angeles. Chad radiates kindness – he won’t tell you who his best friend is, instead he casually shares that he is friends with everyone on campus. To bring everyone together around his favorite hobby, he is starting a book…


School Psychologists Lower Barriers to Learning for Student Success

Nov 15, 2022

According to the National Association of School Psychologists, on average, four out of five students are not getting the mental health support they need. At Green Dot Public Schools California, we invested in a team of school psychologists who are making safe spaces for our students to receive crisis management, social-emotional counseling sessions, special education counseling, and more during school hours.


UPAS presents Community Investment Platform at Annual Assembly

Nov 10, 2022

United Parents & Students will hold their next annual assembly this weekend, where leaders will push their Community Investment Platform as a step to reduce poverty in communities served by Green Dot Public Schools. The assembly, the ninth since the community organization was founded in 2014, will be the first one to be held with…


Boosters tour Ánimo James B. Taylor, meet with students and teachers

Nov 3, 2022

Livetours resumed with the visit of friends and boosters of the Green Dot Public Schools network at Ánimo James B. Taylor Charter Middle School (AJBT) in Watts, a Los Angeles neighborhood long served by our schools.. Principal Tiana Diggs and Assistant Principal Naomi Yokota led the visitors, who toured the school facilities in South Los…


Ánimo Ellen Ochoa Opens Campus for Community-Wide Día De Los Muertos Celebration

Nov 1, 2022

Ánimo Ellen Ochoa Charter Middle School (AEO) hosted its seventh annual Día De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) community event that highlighted over 300 student altar presentations. Community members also had an opportunity to tour the school, visit candy stations, enjoy community resources, and a live DJ.


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