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

February 6, 2018

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

January 11, 2018

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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