Posts by greendotdev

Young Men Thriving in Urban Scholars Program

Tobias Felton needed a great teacher to inspire and support him. That’s not uncommon for high school-aged students in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts–a community known as much for its famed “Towers” of found objects as for anti-police brutality unrest in the 60s. Historically in Watts, many male teenagers attended public high schools with…

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Women of Color Combat Bullying in Watts

One of Green Dot Public Schools’ core values  is to respect others in the community, knowing when we rise together, we can meet the toughest challenges. A group of young women at Ánimo Watts College Preparatory Academy exemplifies that respect. Motivated by personal experiences and hard work, the group, Women of Color (WOC), is working to make their community better by…

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Five Green Dot Teachers Honored as Heroes of Education

This spring Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) District 7 Board Member Dr. Richard Vladovic honored educators from over 150 schools in his district at the Heroes in Education Award Ceremony. These educators were honored for their achievements in creating opportunities for student success, and making their schools and communities a better place for the families they serve.…

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Assemblymember Gipson Honors Ánimo Watts Teacher

Eleventh grade U.S. History teacher Lesley Quinteros not only grew up in Watts, but has spent her teaching career at Green Dot Public Schools helping her students deepen their relationships with the community. Because of this, last month Quinteros was surprised with an award from Assemblymember Mike Gipson in honor of her commitment to her community and…

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Nine Green Dot High Schools Rank in US News Word Report’s Best

For 17 years, Green Dot Public Schools has dedicated itself to creating positive, academically rigorous public schools in neighborhoods across the country that are in highest need of quality school options. We are proud of the work we’ve done to serve high school and middle school students in Los Angeles, Memphis, and Tacoma. This week we are…

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Register to Vote!

Leave the silence behind and take a step forward, be represented! Don’t let others speak for you! When you don’t vote, your voice is left out of major decisions affecting your student and community, while others are heard! Many elections are won by less than 100 votes. That means that every vote counts, especially yours! Voting is one of the most important…

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