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New Principal Robert Pambello Leads ODLHÁ during First Year Back in Person

Mar 15, 2022

This past fall, veteran educator Robert Pambello took the helm and helped Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School in Los Angeles’ Boyle Heights neighborhood reopen for full, in-person instruction.

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Women’s History Month Is Essential to Green Dot Public School’s Mission

Mar 8, 2022

This March, we’ve made additional time to acknowledge the immense contributions trailblazing women and girls have made in our communities

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Project REAL Master Teacher Pays it Forward

Mar 3, 2022

René Augustín was moved to be a role model from the very beginning. “My impact on the students is that seeing someone like them who grew up in the same neighborhood, who is part of the same community, who still visits his mom here on the weekends is very important.”  Now that the Ánimo Watts…

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Green Dot Celebrates Black History Month All Year Long

Feb 15, 2022

February marks the beginning of Black History Month, a unique opportunity for our nation to acknowledge the contributions and accomplishments of the Black community.

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Cómo esta alumna logró saltarse los niveles de Matemáticas

Feb 10, 2022

Hace casi cuatro años, cuando Keiry Valle empezó a asistir a la Academia Preparatoria para la Universidad Alain LeRoy Locke, estuvo batallando académicamente. Durante su primer año, Valle necesitó apoyo complementario de matemáticas y cursos de aprendizaje del inglés.

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Ánimo Jackie Robinson Alum Reflects on Freshman Year at HBCU

Feb 8, 2022

This Ánimo Jackie Robinson alum took a moment to reflect on her on-campus experience as a freshman at Stillman College.

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A Special Note to Counselors Near and Far

Feb 7, 2022

We’re sharing some of our favorite stories of our counselors that highlight their diligence and commitment in education.

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Ánimo Venice Alum Reflects on First Year of In-Person College Courses

Feb 1, 2022

We spoke with Ánimo Venice Charter High School’s 2020 valedictorian about her first year of in-person learning at UC Berkeley.

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How Ánimo Westside Created School Culture through Technology

Jan 18, 2022

At Ánimo Westside Charter Middle School, one teacher is sparking student curiosity and eliminating academic barriers through tech.

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Lessons learned in 2021: We continued to serve overcoming all challenges

Jan 7, 2022

2020 has been anything but ordinary, it changed our lives and those of the 13,000+ students we serve across the network.

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Ánimo South Los Angeles Students Hold Drive for Local Unhoused Population

Dec 15, 2021

This ASLA student is building stronger bridges between her school and community during this holiday season.

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Ánimo Leadership Resumes In-Person Giving Tree Event

Dec 14, 2021

While this holiday tradition demonstrates the goodwill of the Ánimo Leadership learning community, it’s also illustrative of their tenacity that has kept the program afloat through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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15 Years of Helping Students Turn Their Dreams into Realities

Dec 6, 2021

“My job goes beyond teaching English. I teach because I want to make a difference in young people’s lives at a point in time that is so important for them.”

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How ‘Sports Change Lives’ at This South LA High School

Nov 30, 2021

“Sports change lives,” said Todd Wright, the long standing physical education teacher and athletic director at ​​Ánimo Ralph Bunche Charter High School.

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Locke Teacher Shares How Service, Commitment Aided Turnaround Work

Nov 29, 2021

“I just feel blessed that I’m just getting our students ready for life, college, and whatever they have planned ahead of them.”

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Imagine the Possibilities

Nov 22, 2021

America is a nation of entrepreneurs and innovators; admired and often imitated. We have landed probes on Mars, designed the world’s most admired technology, and our film and music industries are powerful influencers of culture globally. With all our success, why then do we trail so far behind in providing an excellent public education for…

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How This Green Dot Alum’s Full Ride Scholarship was Built on Hard Work & Determination

Nov 15, 2021

Devin Hernandez has always known that his life’s path would lead to college, but he never imagined this journey would take him 2,600-plus miles away from home. In his final year of high school.

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How Our Ethnic Studies Curriculum Helps All Students Feel Seen

Nov 9, 2021

Across our schools in Los Angeles, our mission in education is not only to prepare our students for college, but to give them the tools they need to become critical thinkers.

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Teaching for Change: How This Ánimo Legacy Educator Encourages Students to Achieve

Nov 2, 2021

For this South Los Angeles educator, serving at a transformation school has helped her develop into an empathetic educator.

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A Framework for College, Leadership, and Life

Nov 2, 2021

When it comes to education, we know that a one size approach does not fit all. We’ve long understood that students are unique individuals with diverse abilities and needs, and in order to help students tap into their limitless potential, schools must be flexible, responsive, and primed to personalize the learning experiences of each student.

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