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Why So Many Fairley Students Are Heading to Clark Atlanta University

July 11, 2018

When Fairley High School alumni and former teacher Cafabian Heard first walked on to the campus of Clark Atlanta University, little did he know that soon enough a trail of Fairley alumni would soon be following his footsteps, largely due to his mentorship and encouragement.

class of 2018

Check Out the Smiles of the Class of 2018

June 28, 2018

Green Dot is proud to celebrate the Class of 2018! This year marked a number of milestones for our schools, and as we reflect on the school year, it’s clear how much there is to celebrate.


Q&A: Meet Youth of the Year Award Winner Talisha Skinner

June 19, 2018

We sat down with Talisha Skinner, a senior at Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy. We spoke with her about what makes Locke special, her future, and what it means to be a Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year honoree.


How This Math Teacher Connects the Dots for Her Students

June 7, 2018

“It never fails, every time I tell someone that I’m a math teacher they say ‘oh my god, I hated math when I was in school,’” chuckled Elizabeth Marin, math teacher at Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School. Though she’s aware that not every student will leave her class in love with math, her goal is to ensure that all her students can confidently engage it.


Full Scholarship Alert! An Ánimo Watts Warrior Becomes a USC Trojan

June 4, 2018

“I will never forget the day the acceptance package came. In that moment, I was overcome with relief, empowerment, and tremendous gratitude just knowing all those difficult days and long nights were not in vain.” Ánimo Watts senior Jacqueline Martinez shares her story of getting a full ride to USC.


Meet Darryl: Developing a Joyful Resilience at Bluff City High School

May 30, 2018

“Every day I walk into this school, I try to make the best impression and show my teachers that I’m that guy who’s going to do something great with their life,” says Darryl Buchanan, a freshman in the founding class at Bluff City High School. “I try to make everyone proud.”


Tacoma Weekly — My son is happy and set to succeed in school

May 29, 2018

Destiny Middle School parent Imelda Santana shares with The Tacoma Weekly why Destiny is an important part of the Tacoma community, and the right option for her son.


Ánimo Venice Students Create a Documentary Exploring Sexuality, Gender, and Race in Mesoamerica

May 24, 2018

With the support of their history teacher Omar Ramirez, Mariah Bonilla, Jason Clemens, Abraham Hernandez-Mazon, and Jonathan Lopez created a documentary for the Los Angeles County History Day Competition. Their film, which focused on the history of sexuality, gender, and race in Mesoamerica (pre-colonized Mexico and Central America) and post-colonized Latin America won them a spot in the state finals in Sacramento.


Venice Paparazzi–Venice Paparazzi Rolled Out the Red Carpet for the 8th Annual Venice Wave Awards

May 22, 2018

Ánimo Venice Charter High School teacher Omar Ramirez was one of 17 local teachers honored by the Venice Chamber of Commerce Education Committee for their achievements in and beyond the classroom.


And the Winners of the Sixth Annual Golden Dot Awards Are…

May 17, 2018

On May 5, 2018, eight Golden Dot Awards were given to staff who exemplify Green Dot Public Schools’ core values. Take a look at this year’s winners!


Kent Reporter–‘School Choice Isn’t Political – It’s Personal’

May 11, 2018

Excel Public Charter School parent Kesha Senters shares with the Kent Reporter what makes this neighborhood school such a good fit for her daughter.


Happy Teacher Appreciation Day from Green Dot Public Schools!

May 9, 2018

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day from Green Dot Public Schools!


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