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workplace

Green Dot Tennessee Named A Top Workplace in Memphis for Second Year in a Row

December 5, 2018

Green Dot is excited to be acknowledged on this year’s Top Workplaces 2018 list, as professional development and empowerment of its employees are continued priorities for the organization

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Drama

Perry Shields: Journey of a Second Career Teacher

December 4, 2018

“I’m 57 years old, and I’m in my twelfth year of teaching — I’m late to this,” chuckled Perry Shields, drama teacher at Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School (ODLH). Shields doesn’t mind that his teaching career began later on, as he’s been able to bring his life experiences and passions into his role as an educator.

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Scholarship

How a 5k Run Changed This Student’s Life

November 20, 2018

“Students want to attend college, but we all share the same worry, and that’s affording it,” urged Celeste Chavez, Ánimo College Prep Academy alumna. “We worry about the cost of tuition, how we will afford food, books, supplies, and of course how we will deal with student loan debt.”

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Principal

Meet Principal Jasmia Fowler: ‘If Not You, Then Who?’

November 6, 2018

There is a mantra that Jasmia Fowler, new Principal at Ánimo College Preparatory Academy, lives by: ‘If not you, then who? If not now, then when?’

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Language

Why You Can’t Just Teach Language With Worksheets

October 30, 2018

“My focus has been to have the students look at Spanish as a tool, an advantage, and an academic subject, instead of a class they have to take for a grade or a language they only speak at home with their families,” said Borlant-Guertler, Spanish teacher at Ánimo Leadership Charter High School

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Alumni

Keeping Students in College: Why Alumni Champions Are Vital

October 24, 2018

Our students are often the first in their families to attend college, and this added pressure alongside the difficulty of adjusting to the academic and social challenges of college life can be overwhelming for even the most resilient student.

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soleo

Chad Soleo Appointed Interim CEO of Green Dot Public Schools National

October 15, 2018

As Green Dot Public Schools National continues its search for a new Chief Executive, the National Board of Directors voted this week to appoint Chad Soleo as Interim CEO effective November 1, 2018.

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Locke Student

‘Not My Parents’ Locke’: Reflections from a Current Locke Student

October 9, 2018

I’ve heard people say, “Locke is a school meant for delinquents who will never amount to anything.” This statement couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Principal

Green Dot Celebrates National Principals’ Month

October 8, 2018

At Green Dot we know that all great schools have a great leader at the helm. Families trust them with their student’s well-being and their academic journeys.

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Thank You

Students Say ‘Thank You’ to Staff and Educators

August 31, 2018

In this video, students from across the network have something to say to all of the leaders, staff, and teachers who prepare them for college, leadership, and life.

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Summer

An Alumna’s Perspective on Green Dot’s Summer Institute for Business & Leadership for Women of Color

August 30, 2018

This year Green Dot hosted the Summer Institute for Business and Leadership (SIBL). SIBL was hosted at the University of Southern California (USC) and empowered young women of color to develop passion and purpose through building an entrepreneurial mindset and skill set.

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leader

Strong Leaders Take the Helm at Green Dot Schools Across the Country

August 28, 2018

As we begin a new school year, Green Dot is proud to introduce a number of new school leaders. While not all are new faces at their schools, they are all new to the helm.

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