ForwardLA: How Positive Youth Development Acts as a Proactive Public Safety Initiative

February 6, 2018

Focusing on proactive and early preventative measures rather than suppressive ones can make a real difference to public safety. For our children, investing in youth development is vital to create safer streets while giving young people the tools they need to lead successful, healthy lives.


Celebrating Black History Month with the Achievements of Evelyn Granville

January 31, 2018

Green Dot invites you to celebrate Black History Month with us by honoring the life of Evelyn Granville, and by nurturing the potential in all students.


The 74 — Petruzzi: In Growth-vs.-Proficiency Debate, Data, Trust, and Time Are Keys to True Student Performance

January 25, 2018

Green Dot CEO Marco Petruzzi makes the case for focusing on growth over proficiency in this editorial for The 74.

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From Solar Systems to Lebron James’s Plays–How Computational Thinking is Transforming the Classroom Experience

January 18, 2018

Analyzing LeBron James’s plays from the 2015 NBA finals. Designing Greek monuments. Creating a solar system. Simulating the era of colonialism in Africa. Plotting earthquakes on a world map. Believe it or not, these are just a handful of carefully crafted lesson plans aimed at helping Green Dot Public Schools’ students in Washington build their computational thinking skills.


ForwardLA: What Good Jobs and Fair Wages Mean for Green Dot Families and Students

January 12, 2018

At Green Dot, we are more than simply invested in our students’ futures; we actively help them turn these aspirations into reality–however, across the communities Green Dot serves, many families struggle to find fair-wage jobs.


MLK Photo Essay: Remembering We’re on a Mission for All

January 11, 2018

As we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend, we reflect on how the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s influenced public school campuses throughout the country. Even as our nation has advanced toward better opportunities for all, far too many inequities remain, and at Green Dot, we’re still on a mission to graduate all students prepared for college, leadership, and life.


Students Explore Their Passions at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

December 26, 2017

When Green Dot summer intern and Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy junior Ja’Juan Barr expressed a strong interest in space and the solar system to Graphic Designer Ariya Dickinson and Community Engagement Coordinator Breanna Jordan during his summer internship, they wanted to help him and his peers further explore their passions.


Green Dot Students Turn English Lessons into Modern Dance

December 20, 2017

The Heidi Duckler Dance Theater recently concluded a six-week residency program at Ánimo Jefferson Charter Middle School, where students learned how to interpret subject matter from their English class into contemporary dance. This November, students showcased their hard work in a recital for family and friends.


ForwardLA: Access to Healthy Food is More Than a School Lunch Issue

December 18, 2017

It’s hard to focus or learn without proper nourishment and sustained meals–this is true for adults and students alike. It’s why conversations around serving healthy breakfasts and lunches, as well as decreasing the burden of providing quality nutrition are buzzing across the world of education.


Tis’ the Season: Students Create Opportunities to Give

December 14, 2017

The season of gratitude and giving is upon us, and our students are leading the charge! Schools across the Green Dot network have worked with their community and local organizations to host events that encourage their peers and neighbors to give and foster a spirit of generosity.


United Parents and Students Celebrates a Successful Summit Focused on Creating Positive Change Across Los Angeles

December 5, 2017

On Saturday, December 2, United Parents and Students (UPAS), in conjunction with Green Dot Public Schools and an array of other organizations, hosted thousands of local parents, students, and community members at the fourth ForwardLA summit—an event intended to create an action-oriented space where the community can come together to address key issues that deeply affect local families and students.


ForwardLA: How Green Dot Parents are Taking Action in LA’s Affordable Housing Crisis

December 4, 2017

For all parents and families, helping their children succeed in school means providing support and stability in housing. Unfortunately, economic conditions in Los Angeles have made this more difficult for parents to do, as the city continues to face a dire affordable housing crisis.


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