Luncheon

Third Annual Achieving the Dream Luncheon

During this year’s third annual Achieving the Dream Luncheon, 116 attendees from the private sector, higher education, government and the Arts learned more about the far-reaching impact of the Carlos Rosario School. Student talent and accomplishments shone throughout the program. This year’s emcee was Selene Lara, an ESL graduate who started studies at the University… Read more »

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The Carlos Rosario School Invests in Entrepreneurial Students

Immigrant businesses are a driving force of the Washington, D.C. economy. This is why the Carlos Rosario School is investing more in its entrepreneurial immigrant students. Last semester the School expanded its small business program in order to provide more services, classes and opportunities to students who aspire to open their own businesses. The school… Read more »

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Progress in Adult Schools Growth

In December 2016 the Carlos Rosario School hosted an event organized by leaders from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education. This first-ever Adult Schools Growth Forum brought together individuals and organizations interested in expanding access to high-quality schools for adults. The event, underwritten by the Barbara Bush Foundation for… Read more »

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Helping Immigrant Students Achieve Their College Dreams

In order to better support students going on to college and vocational education programs, the school is enhancing our transitions program. Selvon Waldron, a former nonprofit executive director who is himself an immigrant, was hired to lead the program. The three main goals are building college access through completion plans, bolstering the school’s scholarship program,… Read more »

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Highest Ranking Latina in State Department Meets With Students

The Honorable Mari Carmen Aponte, Acting Assistant Secretary at the Department of State, shared inspiring words about leadership and democracy with students at the Carlos Rosario School. The discussion was part of the school’s ongoing civic education initiative. A group of 30 adult immigrant student leaders from various Latin American countries had the opportunity to… Read more »

Students in the ESL for Hospitality class put together a presentation for a catering business.

Integrating Business Concepts in the Classroom

In the ESL for Hospitality class, students learn about customer service, workplace rights and policies, and the service industry. This month, students applied their knowledge from the Industry and Career Exploration unit by presenting a concept for a catering company to a small business consultant. In a recent lesson, students presented business concepts for catering… Read more »

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The Carlos Rosario School joins National Voter Registration Day

The Carlos Rosario School celebrated a Voter Registration and Education Fair this past September 27th. Around 50 people, most of them immigrants, were able to register or update their voter information during the event. Since last spring, through our civic engagement campaign, we have registered 119 people. “We aim to be a community hub, where members… Read more »

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Milestones on the Path to Success

On Thursday, June 16th we recognized the accomplishments of more than 340 graduates who completed their career training, GED and ESL programs. During her address to students, Mayor Muriel Bowser commended graduates for putting education first. New citizen and Carlos Rosario School graduate Yorlenys Maradiaga, originally from Honduras, encouraged her classmates to spread the word… Read more »

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Students Teach Others About Civic Engagement

Under blue, sunny skies, hundreds of immigrant students along with their friends and families visited information booths to learn more about ward representatives, community volunteer opportunities, and to cast their votes in a mock election. On Friday, May 20th the Carlos Rosario School had its first-ever Community Action Fair to promote civic engagement in the community. Vocabulary student… Read more »