College. Leadership. Life.


The mission of Green Dot Public Schools is to help transform public education so all students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life.

We are focused on graduating students and fully preparing them for college. In addition, Green Dot is dedicated to helping parents organize and expect more of their neighborhood schools.

We achieve better student outcomes and higher graduation rates serving students who need the most, lower per-pupil funding, and a unionized workforce across our Los Angeles schools.

The U.S. Department of Education has featured Green Dot as a national leader in school turnarounds.



Help us open great public schools that deliver on the promise of closing historic achievement gaps.



While charter schools receive public funding to operate, philanthropy allows us to test and expand innovative programs to provide as many opportunities as possible. At scale, all of Green Dot’s programs are replicable on the public dollar, driving equity in our school system, and transforming public education.

Philanthropy has allowed Green Dot to:

  • Offer top tier teaching with research into best practices funded by the Gates Foundation
  • React quickly in response to emergencies like the pandemic and the need to adapt to distance learning, providing all students with laptops and wifi within two weeks of school closures in 2020
  • Meet the varying needs of our students including testing innovative instructional practices in special education

These are just a few of the programs that your dollars fund for our students. Make a gift today and give ALL students an equal opportunity to succeed in college, leadership, and life!