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One Big Family: The Secret Behind Ánimo Jackie Robinson’s Championship-Winning Football Team

Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School is named after an incredible athlete that broke barriers and inspired millions. Today, Ánimo Jackie Robinson students hold steadfast to that same competing spirit in academics, leadership, and sports.  In particular, this South Los Angeles high school has, within the last decade, built a championship-winning, 8-man football team that […]

National Charter School Week recognizes changemakers and advocates

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools kicked off its National Charter School Week recognizing changemakers and advocates, celebrating 31 years of existence. “This week is a great opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the charter school sector with our growing community of parents, educators, activists, students, alumni, and elected officials who see the unwavering […]

Ánimo Jefferson Middle School Students Complete LA Marathon

It’s not often that a middle school student runs in a marathon, but 12 Ánimo Jefferson Charter Middle School Students upheld their school’s 12-year track record of competing in the LA Marathon through a partnership with Students Run LA, a nonprofit organization that encourages students to compete in the LA Marathon.  Carl Finer and Thomas […]

Three Ánimo Jackie Robinson Students Awarded $20,000 Dell Scholarship

On an unassuming Tuesday morning, Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School’s counselor Xavier Lovo summoned three high school seniors to his counselor office. The students, trying their best to hide their anticipation, marched steadily to Lovo’s office and  knocked on his door. Lovo, counting down from three, eased it open.  “Surprise!” Lovo exclaimed, as he […]

UPAS extends Food Justice Work to Support Local Entrepreneurs

During the past two years, United Parents and Students has kept itself busy spearheading a campaign that helped Green Dot Public School communities and others meet their food needs through the Los Angeles County food voucher program. As pandemic restrictions loosen thanks to a high number of vaccinations all over the state, executive director Larry […]

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