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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 ensuring that public schools empower students to thrive through the attainment of academic and socio-emotional skillsets, together with meaningful experiences and relationships that inspire a lifelong love of learning. In addition, Green Dot is dedicated to helping parents organize and expect more of their neighborhood schools.
Our public secondary schools achieve better student outcomes and higher graduation rates while serving students who are most in need. We achieve this with lower per-pupil funding, and a unionized workforce. We are the leading independent non-profit public school operator in Los Angeles and one of the most successful school systems in the nation. The U.S. Department of Education has featured Green Dot as a national leader in school turnarounds, and we are the only school network in the country leading the turnarounds of six large district schools.
ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL MYELOMA FOUNDATION
Founded in 1990, the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) is the first and largest foundation focusing specifically on multiple myeloma. The Foundation’s reach extends to more than 450,000 members in 140 countries worldwide. The IMF is dedicated to improving the quality of life of myeloma patients while working toward prevention and a cure by focusing on four key areas: research, education, support, and advocacy. The IMF has conducted more than 250 educational seminars worldwide, maintains a world-renowned InfoLine, and in 2001, established the International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG), a collaborative research initiative focused on improving myeloma treatment options for patients. In 2012, the IMF launched the Black Swan Research Initiative®, a groundbreaking research project aimed at curing myeloma. The IMF can be reached at (800) 452-CURE (2873).
ABOUT MULTIPLE MYELOMA
Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the bone marrow plasma cells — white blood cells that make antibodies. A cancerous or malignant plasma cell is called a myeloma cell. Myeloma is called “multiple” because there are frequently multiple patches or areas in bone where it grows. It can appear as both a tumor and/or an area of bone loss, and it affects the places where bone marrow is active in an adult: the hollow area within the bones of the spine, skull, pelvis, rib cage, and the areas around the shoulders and hips.
The global website is www.myeloma.org. Follow the IMF on Twitter @IMFmyeloma.