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Reflecting on a Unique School Year of Adaptation and Achievement

Jun 23, 2020

Our network of schools navigated an unprecedented shift this school year, like all of us have. Through persistent passion for education and dedication to preparing students for college, leadership, and life, we finished the school year strong and reinvented the way teaching and learning happens.

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La Prensa Latina: How Green Dot Is Helping Transform Public Education In Tennessee

Jun 22, 2020

Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee speaks with La Prensa Latina Media about closing the digital divide and supporting Memphis students pave a path to success

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Juneteenth is a holiday of celebration, reflection

Jun 18, 2020

On Friday, June 19, we will join our African American community of educators, colleagues, students, families, and friends in celebrating Juneteenth, a 155-year-old commemoration of the abolishment of slavery in the United States.

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This AP Government Class Takes Learning Outside of the Classroom

Jun 15, 2020

At Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School, students don’t learn about government, they act on it. This past March, the the Chief Justice of California Courts and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction honored the high-performing high school with a Civic Learning Award for the second year in a row. This award recognizes schools’ efforts to engage students in civic learning.

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The Graduating Class That Will Change the World

Jun 12, 2020

The Class of 2020 will always be remembered as the class of resilience. Since their birth they’ve had to cope with adversity. Born as the world struggled to come to grips with the events of September 11, they now transition into adulthood amid a global pandemic.

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Graduation 2020: A resilient generation

Jun 11, 2020

“I didn’t just want to write a speech that was for me. I wanted to write a speech that embodied us, the class of 2020.”

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Graduation 2020: The road to college and beyond

Jun 10, 2020

Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School graduate, Jenny Legido, reflects on her senior year and road to college. In the fall she will be attending Middlebury College.

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Graduation 2020: Senior reflects on sacrifices

Jun 9, 2020

“You showed us that these sacrifices were not about what was being lost but rather what was being gained.”

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Green Dot Counselors’ Message to the Class of 2020

Jun 8, 2020

Green Dot counselors throughout the network share a special message for the class of 2020.

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Students are Making Meaning of Current Events in the Classroom

Jun 2, 2020

Our nation has been facing uncomfortable truths about itself. Thousands of people across the United States have protested in palpable anger and disappointment in the unjust muder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.

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Ánimo Voices Writing and Art Competition 2020

May 27, 2020

The Ánimo Voices Writing and Art Competition has become an annual tradition that motivates, recognizes, and celebrates student voices. This year’s theme challenged students to reflect on a time when they, someone they know, or someone they’ve learned about, helped address something wrong in the world. We invite you to learn more about our students’…

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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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