School Psychologists Lower Barriers to Learning for Student Success

November 15, 2022

According to the National Association of School Psychologists, on average, four out of five students are not getting the mental health support they need. At Green Dot Public Schools California, we invested in a team of school psychologists who are making safe spaces for our students to receive crisis management, social-emotional counseling sessions, special education counseling, and more during school hours.


Ánimo Ellen Ochoa Opens Campus for Community-Wide Día De Los Muertos Celebration

November 1, 2022

Ánimo Ellen Ochoa Charter Middle School (AEO) hosted its seventh annual Día De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) community event that highlighted over 300 student altar presentations. Community members also had an opportunity to tour the school, visit candy stations, enjoy community resources, and a live DJ.


Green Dot Student Selected for Global Citizen Initiative Fellowship

October 25, 2022

Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School student Sofia Garcia has been selected to participate in the Global Citizens Initiative (GCI) fellowship. The fellowship is a 10-month program designed to address global issues at local and community-wide levels. The program brings fellows from around the world to the Global Citizen Initiative’s nine-day summit at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.


Children’s Institute Supports the Whole Child at Three Green Dot Schools

October 17, 2022

Green Dot Public Schools California has partnered with Children’s Institute Community Schools to support three of our campuses with services for students, families, and our community as part of its commitment of fully supporting the whole child.


Preparing the Next Generation of Changemakers

October 10, 2022

This past summer, Green Dot Public Schools California launched their newest literacy accelerated learning program, Changemaker Academy. This program is a free week-long immersive experience for 7th-grade students to immerse themselves in a project-based learning environment.


How We Reinforce Learning Outside the Classroom through Expanded Learning

September 26, 2022

At Green Dot Public Schools California, our Expanded Learning program, provides innovative services to keep students engaged outside school hours — at no cost to our families. This initiative is a grant-funded program that allows for the extension of learning outside of classes in the morning, during lunch, after school, and even during school breaks


Locke College Prep Academy awarded $2.8MM grant for CTE

June 9, 2022

Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy was awarded nearly $2.8MM in grants to support Career Technical Education (CTE) programs. $916,977 of grant funds were received from California Community Colleges and the remainder came in matching funds from program partners. Reflecting on the programs that led to this funding, Luis Castillo, a student at Locke, said,…


Living Generously is a Teachable Value

February 9, 2022

  The National Mentorship Initiative at Green Dot Public Schools continues to roll out to students in Animo City of Champions in Los Angeles and Hillcrest High School in Memphis on its way to impact each of our more than  14,000 students.  Our program is already serving students at both schools who benefit from a…


How Ánimo Westside Created School Culture through Technology

January 18, 2022

At Ánimo Westside Charter Middle School, one teacher is sparking student curiosity and eliminating academic barriers through tech.


Leadership, Entrepreneurship, STEM: 3 Green Dot Schools Launch New Academic Pathways

October 25, 2021

Three schools are launching innovative educational hub programs, where students can access targeted learning in leadership, entrepreneurship, and STEM.


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