A New Home for the Award-Winning Smithsonian Exhibition Gateways/Portales

On Friday, October 19th the school opened its doors to the community in celebration of being the new home of the groundbreaking Gateways/Portales exhibition, which was originally presented at the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum. The Open House included remarks from Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, Lisa Sasaki, Interim Director and a closing from Dr. Ariana Curtis,… Read more »

Carlos Rosario School Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month Through Poetry

  In-house visiting artist and employment specialist at the Carlos Rosario School, Tatiana Figueroa Ramirez, led students in spoken word workshops through storytelling and self-reflection as a part of Hispanic Heritage Month. The two workshops, “This is a Love Story to Me and My People” and “Practice” took place earlier this month at the Sonia… Read more »

Celebrating Latino History and Culture at the National Portrait Gallery

  On Saturday, September 29th, community members gathered to celebrate the culture and history of Latinos at the National Portrait Gallery. The celebration was part of the Nuestra Ciudad history project, developed by the Carlos Rosario School and sponsored by the Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs. Visitors learned more about the history of the DC… Read more »

Student Perspective: UnidosUS Annual Conference

Carlos Rosario School graduate Paola A. Diaz Gomez shares lessons learned at the 2018 UnidosUS Annual Conference held this past summer in Washington, D.C. For three days, I attended the Annual UnidosUS Conference in Washington, D.C. as a Carlos Rosario School alum. I studied English as Second Language in this school for one year. Carlos… Read more »

Celebrating the First-Ever Family Day

  In celebration of Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, our school community of students, teachers, staff, friends and family gathered at the Harvard Street Campus for the school’s first-ever Family Day on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Laughter and gaiety were the overall mood of the celebration. The event provided the perfect opportunity for families… Read more »

Arts and Culture in the Classrooms and Beyond

Over the past few years the Carlos Rosario School Arts Integration and Culture Program has grown in leaps and bounds. Last year the school launched its first ESL through the Arts class in the evening, taught by veteran teacher Vincent Scott. Through this class students ESL levels 1-5 gained foundational reading, writing, and speaking skills… Read more »

Proud Partner in the DC – San Salvador Sister City Agreement

Earlier this month leaders from the Carlos Rosario School joined Mayor Muriel Bowser and other political, community and business leaders in El Salvador to mark the beginning of the new Sister Cities Agreement between the District of Columbia and San Salvador. This agreement, the first between D.C. and a Latin American city, is aimed at strengthening… Read more »

Pride Month: Celebrating Equality, Freedom and Love

Equality, freedom, empowerment, love. These were some of the words students and staff chose to describe what Pride means to them during the 2018 Pride Lunch. The celebrations this past June at the Carlos Rosario School were a true showcase of those sentiments. For the seventh year, the School hosted its Pride Lunch, co-organized by… Read more »