ESL Teacher Selected for Prestigious State Department Program

Carlos Rosario School ESL teacher Colleen Shaughnessy was recently selected for the prestigious English Language Specialist Program, a Department of State initiative that sends experts in English language education to lead intensive teacher training projects overseas. The assignments are challenging and the teachers who are chosen represent the best of the U.S. TESOL community. The selection… Read more »

Coming Back After 27 Years

On a Tuesday afternoon in February of 2018, 1st Sgt. Hector Rivera stepped into a Carlos Rosario School classroom for the first time in more than 27 years. The school was different back then —a different name and a different location— but many of the faces remained the same, including that of the teacher who… Read more »

Black History Celebration Highlights School’s Cultural Diversity and Student Talent

In February the school hosted our Black History Month Festival themed The Importance of Education and Civic Engagement. Immigrant adult students, staff members and guests came together for the festivities. CEO Allison Kokkoros delivered welcome remarks that encouraged students to remain inspired by the heritage of Black History Month. She also commented on the diversity… Read more »

Accreditation: Ensuring Carlos Rosario School Quality and Sustainability

What is accreditation? Accreditation is a way to ensure that schools around the world maintain a certain standard of quality. Not every school is accredited, but when a school is accredited, it gives the institution a higher level of credibility. Through the Middles States Commission validation of applications are conducted by other education professionals who… Read more »

Bridging Communities

On a brisk and sunny Friday afternoon Luz walked a small group over to the African American Civil War Memorial in the U Street neighborhood to point out the names of Latino immigrants who fought alongside African Americans during the war. Luz was recently hired by the museum as part of a grant from the… Read more »

Students Share Math Lessons with Peers

In October Math for Life and Work students hosted an all sessions Math Fair at the Sonia Gutierrez Campus. The fair included numeracy activities for students of all levels and covered topics such as numbers and operations, financial and occupational math, shapes and geometry, and measurements. One student who attended said, “At the Math Fair… Read more »

A Student Reflection on Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month we asked Carlos Rosario School student Leticia, who served as one of this year’s festival emcees to share her thoughts on being a Latina and a part of the celebration. Read her essay below. My name is Leticia Negrón and I am proud to be Latina. Our Hispanic heritage… Read more »

Honored to Host U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

It was a bright, sunny day when U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor stepped into the Sonia Gutierrez Campus where a crowd of students and staff eagerly waited to greet her. The air was buzzing with anticipation leading up to her arrival. The Justice greeted each person warmly before heading up to the second floor… Read more »

Unprecedented Construction Training Program Aims to Grow Latino Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Workforce in D.C. Construction

Tuesday, October 3rd marked the completion of the first series of unprecedented construction trainings aimed at growing the Latino workforce, entrepreneurship and leadership in the D.C. construction field. The Carlos Rosario School, in partnership with industry leaders, hosted a series of workshops and trainings in the areas of safety, entrepreneurship, management, business development, and more,… Read more »

Sharing Teacher Knowledge in Panama

This summer English as a Second Language teacher Andrew Hinshaw spent six weeks in David, Panama (the capital of Chiriqui Province) supporting English teachers in their classrooms. This program, organized by the Partners of The Americas, aims to foster relationships between high-performing U.S. teachers and teachers in Panama, some whom are new to teaching English… Read more »