ADVOCACY & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Appreciation

Locke Hosts the Fourth Annual Community Appreciation Day

April 30, 2018
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Green Dot works to help parents realize their power and address the factors outside school boundaries that not only pose barriers to learning, but also inhibit local quality of life. This month Locke hosted its annual Community Appreciation Day, where hundreds of families, community members and local leaders visited Locke for a day of celebration and education.

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Parents at Excel Help Build the Family Feel

April 2, 2018
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Two Excel Public Charter School parents, Office Coordinator Jessica Youmans and parent volunteer Jessica Berglund, share their experience with sending their students to a school that feels like a family.

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westside

How Ánimo Westside is Strengthening Parent and Community Relationships

March 23, 2018
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Last month, Ánimo Westside Charter Middle School, off Manchester, brought together school leaders, parents, local service providers, and the broader community together to discuss desired change.

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How Ánimo Mae Jemison is Strengthening Parent Relationships

March 5, 2018
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Ánimo Mae Jemison Charter Middle School works closely with parents to bridge the gap between students’ home and school lives. In addition to the traditional back-to-school nights and School Advisory Council (SAC) meetings, Green Dot partners with United Parents and Students (UPAS) to offer a series of Parent Academy workshops.

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youth

ForwardLA: How Positive Youth Development Acts as a Proactive Public Safety Initiative

February 6, 2018
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Focusing on proactive and early preventative measures rather than suppressive ones can make a real difference to public safety. For our children, investing in youth development is vital to create safer streets while giving young people the tools they need to lead successful, healthy lives.

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