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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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).


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…


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.


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.


Latest Update on COVID-19

Mar 19, 2020

Throughout the world, we are facing unprecedented challenges arising from COVID-19. The decision to temporarily close schools is always difficult. The health and safety of our communities is of the utmost importance to us, to that end, this month we made the difficult decision to close our schools across our network.


Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 12, 2020

Green Dot takes the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and families very seriously. We are in constant communication with the Los Angeles Department of Public Health (LADPH), Shelby County Health Department (SCHD), Public Health – Seattle and King County, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Difference Makers: Ellen Ochoa’s Journey to Space Inspires a New Generation of Students

Mar 7, 2020

1993, Ellen Ochoa became the first Hispanic woman to travel into space, aboard NASA’s Discovery Space Shuttle. Ochoa served as a mission specialist who studied the earth’s atmosphere, its relationship between the sun, and the effects of solar wind. Between four separate shuttle missions, she spent more than 900 hours in space.


Green Dot Celebrates International Women’s Day

Mar 6, 2020

International Women’s Day recognizes the contributions of women across the world. In celebration of the global holiday, we’ve rounded up 10 articles and videos that highlight the impacts that women have had on education and equitability at Green Dot Public Schools.


Industry Professionals Help Boyle Heights Students Develop Interview Skills

Mar 5, 2020

On an early school-day morning, students in Kim Kawaratani’s college readiness class at Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School wore freshly-pressed business attire and held neatly printed resumes as they patiently waited for class to start.


How Fairley Inspired This Alumna to Dream Big

Feb 26, 2020

“I’ll find a way, or make one.” This is a motto Fairley High School alumna Corteona Standback lives by. Growing up she saw family and friends attend college, only to drop out after their first year. Now in her third year at Clark Atlanta University, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in Atlanta Georgia,…


How This Alumna Helps Students in Her Community Overcome Barriers

Feb 19, 2020

Shannon Doss wasn’t always college bound. She grew up in South Los Angeles and entered the foster care system at the age of 16.


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