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How We Reinforce Learning Outside the Classroom through Expanded Learning

At Green Dot Public Schools California, our Expanded Learning program, provides innovative services to keep students engaged outside school hours — at no cost to our families. This initiative is a grant-funded program that allows for the extension of learning outside of classes in the morning, during lunch, after school, and even during school breaks. […]

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month With Five Stories

Green Dot California’s network is founded on diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is why we stand with communities across our country in celebrating this year’s National Hispanic American Heritage Month theme: Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation. While our classrooms all celebrate the diversity and cultural impact of communities all year long. We invite you […]

Organizing is the road toward prosperity, says United Parents and Students

Broad-based Organizing is the best way to fight inequality and improve conditions in our communities, according to United Parents and Students executive director Larry Fondation. In materials prepared by Fondation, he outlines how communities should work together identifying the issues that affect them directly, such as crime, food deserts, low wages, and long hours, as […]

UPAS graduates new leaders as part of the YOI program

The Youth Organizing Institute (YOI) of United Parents and Students graduated 14 students this past Summer in California and Tennessee as part of their program to empower them as leaders of their communities. The YOI program has been active for the past six years, and the 2022 graduation ceremony was the first in-person since the […]

How This Graduate Pivoted Rejection to Find Her Passion

Meet Class of 2022 Ánimo City of Champions Charter High School graduate, LaZayiah Holston. LaZayiah, who plans to attend California State University, Los Angeles and major in social work, shares her experiences and plans after graduation.  Q: What inspired you to pursue a degree in social work? ? A: At first, I was supposed to […]

Ánimo Jackie Robinson Graduate Seizes Opportunities to Come Out of Her Shell 

Alexandra Aguilar, Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School Alumna, was part of a group of 2022 graduating seniors, who shared their high school journey and upcoming plans after high school. After much thought, Alexandra plans to attend Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.  Q: How did you end up choosing Dartmouth College?  A: Generally speaking, […]

Ánimo Jackie Robinson Graduate Alexis Vasquez Means Business

Alexis Vasquez, a 2022 graduate from Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School, plans to attend the University of California, Berkeley, who plans to enroll in the school’s business program as part of his goal of owning a business. He is part of the cohort of interviewed seniors from Green Dot Public Schools California, who shared […]

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