Difference Makers: How Jackie Robinson Broke Barriers with Persistence

February 13, 2020

A baseball player, executive, and an African-American bank cofounder, Jackie Roosevelt Robinson repeatedly broke the color barrier throughout his life.


Difference Makers: How Mae Jemison Inspires Students through Space Travel

February 4, 2020

Mae Carol Jemison—an engineer, physician, and former NASA astronaut—made history when she became the first African-American woman to travel to space in 1992. As a mission specialist on the NASA Endeavor Spacecraft, Jemison orbited Earth for just over a week.


City of Champions Shows Commitment through Inclusivity

January 29, 2020

Since the beginning of the school year, Dominique Bell, a special education teacher at Ánimo City of Champions Charter High School has reminded her students of two things: She has high expectations for each and every student and will always support them on their educational paths.


How This School Put My Son Back on a Path to College

January 14, 2020

“I remember one day he came home and told me ‘Mom when I don’t understand something my teachers explain it to me in another way and it’s easier for me to get it.”


Why Sarai Traveled Two Hours a Day for School

July 9, 2019

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.


Chad Soleo Appointed National CEO of Green Dot Public Schools

May 16, 2019

After a rigorous and extensive hiring process, Green Dot’s National Board has announced its appointment of Chad Soleo as the next National Chief Executive for Green Dot Public Schools.

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Local Police Officer Coaches Winning Hillcrest Knowledge Bowl Team

May 7, 2019

This February, a team of students from Hillcrest High School won first place at the annual Memphis Police Department Crime Prevention Unit’s City Wide Black History Month Knowledge Bowl.


Founding Freshman Finds New Vision for Her Future at RVLA High

April 25, 2019

Le’Trianna Coleman’s growth at Rainier Valley Leadership Academy HS is irrefutable: in less than a year at RVLA HS, her GPA has grown a full point, and she’s transitioned out of classes for students that need extra support into several honors courses.


Grindhouse Boxing Provides Socioemotional Lessons for Students at Fairley

April 11, 2019

“I joined the program to help me get control of myself and my anger,” reflected Javeries Suggs, a freshman at Fairley. “It has helped me become a nicer and calmer person. It has also helped me keep myself on track and stay more focused.”


Signing Days Celebrate Football Players at Hillcrest and Fairley

April 2, 2019

Memphis’ Fairley High School and Hillcrest High School hosted their annual Signing Days, celebrating nine football senior football players who signed letters of intent to attend universities across the country.


Why This Grandparent Loves His Grandchildren’s School

March 25, 2019

Meet a proud Ánimo Phillis Wheatley Charter Middle School grandparent! When his children were growing up work limited the time he had to particpate in their education and lives at school. But now with as a grandparent he’s able to play a critical role in his grandchildren’s education and he couldn’t be happier.

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Locke Receives 2019 Charter School of the Year Award

March 13, 2019

Today, Alain Leroy Locke College Preparatory Academy, the former Locke High School and Green Dot’s first turnaround school, was named Charter School of the Year by the California Charter Schools Association at their annual conference.


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