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.



Keeping Students in College: Why Alumni Champions Are Vital

October 24, 2018
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Our students are often the first in their families to attend college, and this added pressure alongside the difficulty of adjusting to the academic and social challenges of college life can be overwhelming for even the most resilient student.

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An Alumna’s Perspective on Green Dot’s Summer Institute for Business & Leadership for Women of Color

August 30, 2018
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This year Green Dot hosted the Summer Institute for Business and Leadership (SIBL). SIBL was hosted at the University of Southern California (USC) and empowered young women of color to develop passion and purpose through building an entrepreneurial mindset and skill set.

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Green Dot Students Create Women in STEM Scholarship

July 27, 2018

Despite the fact that women make up more than 40% of the workforce, they hold less than a quarter of the nearly 8.6 million Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) jobs in the United States. This statistic nagged at four young women from Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School.

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A Leadership & Life Playlist: Songs That Have Inspired My Work

July 25, 2018
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Green Dot Leadership and Life Coordinator Charli Kemp shares the purpose and importance of our new Leadership and Life framework.

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Middle Schoolers Take College Classes at Ánimo Ellen Ochoa

March 13, 2018

To truly prepare students for college, Ánimo Ellen Ochoa Charter Middle School has partnered with East Los Angeles College to offer its middle school students college courses.

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