Male African American teachers play key role at Fairley HS

Male African American teachers are playing a key role at Memphis’ Fairley High School, mentoring black male students, and helping them make the correct decisions as they prepare them for college, leadership, and life. At Fairley, 52 percent of the enrolled students are male African Americans, as well as 32 percent of the teaching staff.…

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Wooddale Middle School increases ESL students in new School Year

Wooddale Middle School’s English as a Second Language students increased to 137 in the 2022-2023 school year. This is the highest number of enrolled students in the last few years, prompting the need to add a fifth specialized teacher to provide the resources to accommodate the mainly Hispanic students. “Our ESL number has increased in…

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UPAS Assembly approves platform for 2023 Los Angeles communities

When United Parents & Students held their ninth annual assembly, its members unanimously approved the five point Community Invested Platform presented by the community based organization. Over 250 parents and students came to the assembly, held at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College, the first one held with the public since 2020 and the start…

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Meet Michelle, a Green Dot Tennessee Growth All Star

Michelle is an eighth grade student at Wooddale Middle School in Memphis, Tennessee who has already set her sights on becoming an obstetrician. She also loves kids and cannot wait for her new brother that is on the way. In her free time, Michelle’s favorite thing to do is spend quality time with her loved…

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Mentors and mentees have first face-to-face at Mentorship Match Day

The Green Dot Mentorship Program kicked off its second year with the first ever face to face encounter of mentors and students at Ánimo City of Champions Charter High School after starting virtually during the 2021-2022 school year in both Los Angeles and Memphis. Mentors from various partner companies met for the first time in…

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Meet our Green Dot Growth All Stars!

Chad is a 12th grader at Green Dot’s Ánimo City of Champions High School in Los Angeles. Chad radiates kindness — he won’t tell you who his best friend is, instead he casually shares that he is friends with everyone on campus. To bring everyone together around his favorite hobby, he is starting a book…

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UPAS presents Community Investment Platform at Annual Assembly

United Parents & Students will hold their next annual assembly this weekend, where leaders will push their Community Investment Platform as a step to reduce poverty in communities served by Green Dot Public Schools. The assembly, the ninth since the community organization was founded in 2014, will be the first one to be held with…

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UPAS gets ready for busy semester at Green Dot communities in Tennessee

The 2022-23 school year promises to be a busy one for the Memphis chapter of United Parents & Students, as Regional Organizer Kevin Armstrong prepares to take the Youth Organizing Institute year-round. “We are gearing up for the fall semester, we are going to do YOI year-round in schools as well as virtual, and preparing…

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