Turning Red Dots Green

Green Dot took our name from a newspaper map from 1999 which showed internet connectivity in neighborhoods across the metropolitan area — green dots on the map showed sites that were wired for the internet; red dots showed those that had no connection. A stark pattern emerged: Affluent areas were all green dots while low…
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STUDENT VOICE

Q&A: Class of 2020 graduate on the cusp of attending UCLA

July 21, 2020

Amid pandemic life, we held a conversation with Class of 2020 graduate Trinity Bradford of Ánimo South Los Angeles Charter High School and discussed her thoughts, sentiments, and interest around her upcoming transition to college.

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Graduation 2020: A resilient generation

June 11, 2020
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“I didn’t just want to write a speech that was for me. I wanted to write a speech that embodied us, the class of 2020.”

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Graduation 2020: The road to college and beyond

June 10, 2020
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Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School graduate, Jenny Legido, reflects on her senior year and road to college. In the fall she will be attending Middlebury College.

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Why Sarai Traveled Two Hours a Day for School

July 9, 2019
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Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School (APB) alumna Sarai Flores is one of the many students whose academic trajectories have been dramatically changed since they arrived at a Green Dot school. “I was not a very good student; I felt like school wasn’t important, but my mindset changed when I came to APB. I went from failing all my classes to getting mostly As,” reflected Flores.