SERIES:

Faces of Growth
School

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.

ALUMNI

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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Parent

College Readiness is a Family Affair

December 11, 2019
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When my oldest son came to this school he was struggling academically and was very timid, but the teachers helped him grow several grade levels and boosted his self esteem and confidence.”

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Freshmen

How Robert Helps Freshmen Navigate The First Year of College

November 12, 2019
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As a freshman and a commuter student, Robert Cunningham struggled with establishing connections on campus and adjusting to the culture at his college. Now a sophomore, he mentors recent Green Dot graduates and helps them discover the best path to academic success.

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Sandra Estrada: My Road to College

September 24, 2019
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In her junior year at the University of California, Los Angeles we spoke with Ánimo Leadership Charter High School alumna Sandra Estrada about her road to college and where this journey might lead her once she graduates.

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OUR MISSION:

to help transform public education so all students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life.