ADVOCACY & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

jobs

ForwardLA: What Good Jobs and Fair Wages Mean for Green Dot Families and Students

January 12, 2018
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At Green Dot, we are more than simply invested in our students’ futures; we actively help them turn these aspirations into reality–however, across the communities Green Dot serves, many families struggle to find fair-wage jobs.

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King

MLK Photo Essay: Remembering We’re on a Mission for All

January 11, 2018
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As we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend, we reflect on how the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s influenced public school campuses throughout the country. Even as our nation has advanced toward better opportunities for all, far too many inequities remain, and at Green Dot, we’re still on a mission to graduate all students prepared for college, leadership, and life.

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clean communities

ForwardLA: Green Dot Parents Demand Clean Communities and Breathable Air

January 5, 2018
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No matter how hard we work to give our students the tools they need to succeed inside school walls, we cannot have the lifelong impact students need without advocating alongside our community for healthy, clean neighborhood streets.

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food

ForwardLA: Access to Healthy Food is More Than a School Lunch Issue

December 18, 2017
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It’s hard to focus or learn without proper nourishment and sustained meals–this is true for adults and students alike. It’s why conversations around serving healthy breakfasts and lunches, as well as decreasing the burden of providing quality nutrition are buzzing across the world of education.

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Spirit

How School Spirit Affects Community Spirit

December 8, 2017
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UPAS Community Engagement Coordinator Samantha Levra shares about the Ánimo Watts Charter High School Fall Carnival, and how school spirit affects community spirit.

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OUR MISSION:

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