Faces of Growth

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.


How a College Trip Led to Self-discovery and More

April 21, 2021

Jawanza Harris’ college trip to Clark Atlanta University was life changing. “It was like I was seeing color for the very first time,” smiled Harris.

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Green Dot Alumna

Green Dot Alumna Reminds Students to Always Challenge Themselves

April 5, 2021
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Diana Proano, an Ánimo Watts College Preparatory Academy alumna, has always sought out opportunities that would challenge her to become a better version of herself.

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New Beginning, Brighter Future: Corteona Standback

February 17, 2021

From a young age, Corteona Standback knew a college education would play a key role in her future. But the Fairley High School alumna never envisioned that her road to college would lead her 400 miles away from her home.

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Animo Watts Alumna

Why This Alumna Is Committed to Public Service

July 15, 2020
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Breanna Maldonado has demonstrated that you can achieve anything with determination and drive. This year she received a full tuition scholarship to attend the University of California, Los Angeles.

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How Fairley Inspired This Alumna to Dream Big

February 26, 2020

“I’ll find a way, or make one.” This is a motto Fairley High School alumna Corteona Standback lives by. Growing up she saw family and friends attend college, only to drop out after their first year. Now in her third year at Clark Atlanta University, a Historically Black College and…

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