International Youth Leaders visit the Carlos Rosario School

The Carlos Rosario School was delighted to host 28 international high school students April 1st and 2nd, as part of the Workshop for Youth Leaders in Teaching of English, a program of the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The visitors, who are living with host families in the US, observed ESL classes at… Read more »


Committed to Informing the Community about Healthcare

Over the past year the Carlos Rosario School hosted a number of events to inform students and community members about affordable healthcare options and through joint efforts sign people up for health insurance. Through these efforts we helped more than 300 people get health insurance, prompting Vice President Joe Biden to make a surprise visit… Read more »


Meet Juan Carlos Miranda

Carlos Rosario School student Juan Carlos Miranda, a Honduran native, grew up between the homes of different family members. When his studies suffered from all the moving, Juan Carlos eventually quit having only completed up to 3rd grade. At age 21 Juan Carlos came to the U.S. to join his brother in search of a… Read more »

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Meet Pactole Alison

In 2007 Pactole Alison – a native of Madagascar, a small island country off the southeast coast of Africa -moved to the U.S. to be with his wife, who he met during her Peace Corps volunteer service in Madagascar. Those first couple months in Washington, D.C. posed many challenges for Pactole. “When you don’t understand… Read more »


Meet Jacqueline Castro-Lopez

In 2006 Cuban native Jacqueline Castro-Lopez and her husband decided to come to the U.S. in search of a better life for their kids: a two year old son and a six year old daughter. Jacqueline said, “I wanted my kids to be more free.” When Jacqueline first arrived and enrolled her daughter in school,… Read more »

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Recognized as National Leaders in Immigrant Integration

 The Carlos Rosario School received the Migration Policy Institute’s national E Pluribus Unum prize, recognizing its exemplary work around immigrant integration.      “Carlos Rosario’s cutting-edge programming has allowed tens of thousands of immigrants to pursue the American Dream and go on to successes as bankers, pharmacists, chefs and business owners,” said MPI Senior Vice President… Read more »


Meet Daniela Moreira

When Daniela Moreira moved to the U.S. from her native Argentina it was her dream to study culinary arts and to one day be an executive chef. Daniela enrolled in the culinary arts program at the Carlos Rosario School in 2011 and graduated in the summer of 2012 after a highly successful year. At the… Read more »


Meet Wondimu Dalkero

Wondimu came to the U.S. in 2010 and was granted asylum after escaping political unrest in his native Ethiopia. In 2011 Wondimu enrolled in the Carlos Rosario School Nurse Aide Training program. He graduated and became a certified nurse aide in the spring of 2012. Thanks to support from the School’s Career Specialist, Wondimu took… Read more »


Grand Opening of the Sonia Gutierrez Campus

On Wednesday, October 9th the Carlos Rosario School celebrated the opening of the Sonia Gutierrez Campus with an event that featured remarks from elected officials, community and school leaders. More than 250 guests received tours of the building that included demonstrations by students of the culinary arts, computer support specialist and nurse aide training programs…. Read more »


Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Highlighting our talented students and drawing from rich community partnerships, the Carlos Rosario School celebrated Hispanic Month with several cultural events at both the Harvard Street and Sonia Gutierrez campuses. School volunteer and photographer Judy Bonderman donated colorful photographs from a recent trip to Peru, which now adorn the walls of both campuses. The celebration… Read more »