A Field Trip to Empower Young Women of Color


This past fall, 100 young women of color from six Green Dot high schools took a trip to the University of Southern California for a day of building awareness, and discussing equity, inclusion, and empowerment.


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

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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.


Students Explore Their Passions at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory


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


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.


Professional Writers Coach Seniors On Tackling College Essays


Ánimo Leadership Charter High School senior Ryan Atapattu sat anxiously in front of the computer monitor. In just a few moments, he would be sitting down with a professional writer to discuss the first draft of his personal essay for college applications, packed with glimpses into his life story and his dreams.