364 graduates for 2014

This June we celebrated the successes of three hundred sixty-four students from ESL, GED, citizenship, and career training programs! This included a record 64 GED graduates and 99 elementary and middle school diplomas earned through the Carlos Rosario Plaza Comunitaria program in partnership with the Mexican Consulate. During her welcoming remarks President and Founder Sonia Gutierrez acknowledged… Read more »


Celebrating Asian Pacific Islander Heritage

The month of May was packed with events and extracurricular activities celebrating the Asian Pacific heritage of the Carlos Rosario School’s student body and staff. Professionals from the Chinese Community Cultural Center came to both campuses to give multiple Tai Chi classes, while Taiko drummer Mark H. Rooney taught an interactive workshop about this Japanese… Read more »


Renowned Chefs Share Their Knowledge with the Carlos Rosario School Community

This spring chef ambassadors from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) came to the Carlos Rosario School to share their expertise with students, alumni and local chefs. The first day culinary arts students got up close and personal with the chefs working side-by-side in the Marriott culinary arts lab to assist the chefs in preparing… Read more »


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 »