How a 5k Run Changed This Student’s Life


“Students want to attend college, but we all share the same worry, and that’s affording it,” urged Celeste Chavez, Ánimo College Prep Academy alumna. “We worry about the cost of tuition, how we will afford food, books, supplies, and of course how we will deal with student loan debt.”


For the Record: GDPS California Addresses Misinformation on Teacher Chronic Absenteeism


Cristina de Jesus Chief Executive Officer, Green Dot Public Schools California Angel G Maldonado President, Asociación de Maestros Unidos  (Union representing Green Dot CA’s teachers) While we appreciate Fordham Institute’s longtime support of the charter school movement, and their recognition of the excellent education that Green Dot Public Schools provides, we take issue with both…


Liberty and Justice for All

black lives matter

It is our collective responsibility and obligation to ensure we live in a country that values, preserves, and exalts the lives of black youth and adults, and that we have a true belief in the potential of all, not just a few.


“A more Perfect Union” The Importance of Labor Day

Labor Day

As we reflect on the history and the meaning of Labor Day and rightly celebrate organized workers’ accomplishments, we must work to expand those to all in our nation, and to think and stand for the whole, seeing our country truly as “one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”


#HopesAndDreams for the New School Year

Hopes and Dreams

Christina de Jesus at AGDD 2016 from Green Dot Public Schools on Vimeo. Angel Maldonado at AGDD 2016 from Green Dot Public Schools on Vimeo. Marco Petruzzi at AGDD 2016 from Green Dot Public Schools on Vimeo. Tim Ojetunde at AGDD 2016 from Green Dot Public Schools on Vimeo. As an organization, Green Dot Public…


Back to School: More Than Just a Job

Returning from the holiday break can be rough. School classified employees, like Charles Durham and Marlon Byrd (pictured), help keep our students safe every day. Mr. Daymond Johnson, President of Ánimo Classified Employees Association and School Safety Officer at Ánimo Pat Brown, explains why his responsibility to the students makes going back to school that much easier.