ADVOCACY & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Civil Rights Movement

50 Years since the Civil Rights Movement: What’s changed? What remains the same?

February 26, 2016
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As we recognize Black History Month at Green Dot Public Schools, we can focus on how the Civil Rights Movement during the 1960s transformed public school campuses throughout the South. Even as our nation has advanced toward better opportunities for all citizens, far too many inequities still remain.

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Escaping Poverty through Better Education and Community Organizing

January 14, 2016
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As we remember Martin Luther King this weekend and the legacy he left, we prepare more Green Dot parents to organize together to improve their lives and the conditions in their communities.

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Destiny Charter Middle School

When Times Are Tough, Give Thanks

November 26, 2015
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In the midst of uncertainty, Destiny Middle School families gathered to celebrate its roots and its appreciation for their learning community. Together they stood united and strong during a time when the community was faced with adversity.

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Fairley HS Students Studying

The Science Behind a School Restart

October 29, 2015
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Green Dot Public Schools is seeking to disrupt the cycle of poverty in under served neighborhoods with a goal of graduating students at a higher rate than their peers in more affluent areas. The idea is that the more normative post-secondary opportunities and readiness are, the more gateways out of poverty can grow. We already know that one’s chances of escaping poverty tumble without a quality post-secondary education.

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September is Voter Registration Month

September 3, 2015
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Green Dot’s Community Engagement Team works with schools to raise awareness of the democratic process during voter registration month.

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OUR MISSION:

to help transform public education so all students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life.