Humans of Green Dot

college

Green Dot Alumnus ‘Never Thought About College’ Now Excelling at Georgetown

October 30, 2017

Despite the rigorous college preparatory curriculum he experienced at AJR, Gomez couldn’t imagine himself in college, let alone fathom he’d be studying international politics at a top-flight school like Georgetown University.

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journey

‘Are There Many Books in LA?’: Locke Student Recalls Her Journey to the United States

September 19, 2017

In a time of national immigration discourse framed predominantly around policy, Lily’s story reminds us to consider the human experience of leaving home.

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Quinteros

Assembly member Gipson Honors Ánimo Watts Teacher

June 13, 2017

Assemblymember Mike Gipson honored Ánimo Watts teacher Lesley Quinteros for her commitment to her community and her students.

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Jeramiah Winston

Inglewood to Stanford: a Green Dot Alumnus Makes His Way

June 7, 2017

As he walked through the ivory columns of one of California’s most distinguished academic institution, Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School alumnus and valedictorian Jeramiah Winston asked himself, “Do I belong here?”

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Tiana Diggs

Tiana Diggs: The Fulfillment of a Promise

May 9, 2017

I was a first year teacher with Green Dot, and at my very first All Green Dot Day I remember feeling so lost and overwhelmed with all I had to do to prepare for my students. Today, I am not only a Physical Sciences teacher, but also a Demo Classroom teacher, an Instructional Leadership teacher, a Professional Development Leader, and a New Mentor teacher. Through these roles I have the privilege of coaching and mentoring teachers from across the Green Dot network.

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Heroes in Education

Five Green Dot Teachers Honored as Heroes of Education

May 3, 2017

This spring Los Angeles Unified School District District 7 Board Member Dr. Richard Vladovic honored educators from over 150 schools in his district at the Heroes in Education Award Ceremony. These educators were honored for their achievements in creating opportunities for student success, and making their schools and communities a better place for the families they serve.

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Teen Adventure Challenge

Adventures Outside the Classroom: Green Dot Teens Are Up to the Challenge

April 13, 2017

This spring eight teams of Green Dot students and school staff conquered a one-of-a-kind outdoor adventure that tested their endurance, strength and teamwork.

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reimagining rigor

Reimagining Rigor through the Arts at Ánimo Venice

April 6, 2017

Art is more than a series of classes at Ánimo Venice, it is a program that offers a gateway to the human experience, an opportunity for authentic learning to teach students about themselves in relationship to the world around them.

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Golden Dot Awards

And the Fifth Annual Golden Dot Award Winners Are…

March 27, 2017

The Golden Dot Awards highlighted educators and staff who demonstrate exceptional teaching, school leadership and support for our schools.

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School Leadership

AIR Program Cultivates Compassion in School Leadership

March 13, 2017

The leaders at Ánimo Inglewood take personal responsibility for the communities in which they work. They are sympathetic to the needs of others and put their whole hearts into every one of their tasks to support their community with a smile.

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STEM Students

STEM Students Shoot for the Moon and Build the Robots to Get There

March 2, 2017

If science is the key to our future, we’ve learned that applied learning can unlock student passion. With renewed interest in astronomy and space exploration, who better for students to learn from than one of the world’s leading authorities on space Dr. Charles Elachi.

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parent engagement

It’s No Secret, Engaged Parents Help Students Succeed

December 9, 2016

We strive to engage parents in their child’s education because we know that parent engagement supports student success. Green Dot is committed to creating a bridge between students’ home life and our schools.

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