Meet Julia

Julia left high school in her home country of Cameroon because her father didn’t have the money to send all of his eight children, and she wanted to be sure her brothers continued their education. She completed a Certified Nurse Aide training program knowing that the certificate was a quick way to a job where… Read more »

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Community Roundtable on El Salvador

Washington, D.C. is home to thousands of Central American migrants impacted by the widespread violence in their home countries. In October we hosted a community roundtable, moderated by WAMU’s Armando Trull. The panel served as a platform for those in the District who work with Salvadorans and other Central Americans to engage in a robust… Read more »


A Warm Community Congratulations

A student-led cultural festival of music and dance along with an award ceremony honoring founder and President Emeritus Sonia Gutierrez closed out a month of activities for Hispanic Heritage Month. The annual festival included remarks from Jackie Reyes, Director of the Office on Latino Affairs, and Ward 1 Council Member Brianne Nadeau. Preceding the celebration,… Read more »


Strengthening the Path from Education to Employment

Career pathways, building stronger bridges between education and employment, is an increasingly cited best practice in adult education. In preparation for the 2015-16 school year, teachers, counselors and employment specialists at the Carlos Rosario School participated in an interactive workshop with adult education and career pathways expert, Dr. Heide Wrigley. The goal was to highlight… Read more »

Latina Leader Panel

Local Latina Trailblazers Share Success Stories with Adult Learners

Five Latina trailblazers from the D.C. community shared their stories and inspirations with a packed audience of more than 400 adult immigrant students at the Carlos Rosario School. This panel entitled Today’s Leaders Shaping Tomorrow’s was held in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on Thursday, October 1st. Panelists included Maria Gomez, Founder of Mary’s Center;… Read more »


White House Unveils Map of Model Organizations Helping Latinos

  The Carlos Rosario School is being recognized on a new website and interactive map created by the White House Initiative on Education Excellence for Hispanics. This online catalogue features 230 organizations, including various other Latino-focused CBOs in the DC area and from across the nation, that are helping to close the achievement gap from… Read more »


Meet Julio Rodriguez

Julio Rodriguez, a Carlos Rosario School graduate, keeps himself busy in the community. He is an active leader, providing workshops on substance abuse, facilitating classes about family relations, and serving as vice president of the literacy organization CENAES. In these positions, he is now helping to provide some of the services that he needed and… Read more »

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Advanced English Students Write Who They Are

Alone House, I visited you. I know you miss the people who took care of you. I saw your old walls and windows that started collapsing. Alone house, I miss you very much. I will rebuild you like before. The poem above was written by Marco Raymundo, an advanced ESL student, participating in The Writer’s… Read more »


Celebrating Graduation 2015

On June 18th we celebrated the successes of 330 graduates who completed career training programs, learned English, passed the GED exam, and become new citizens. This year’s graduates represented 36 different countries and ranged in age from 20 years old, like Nabani from Bangladesh, to age 71, like Maria from Spain. The ceremony took place… Read more »


Educating the Community About Staying Healthy

This past May the Carlos Rosario School celebrated its first Health and Wellness Fair in partnership with DC United and UniteDC Coalition. The event drew in more than 500 students, staff and community members. “This was a huge success thanks to the participation of students and community partners that came to provide information services and… Read more »