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 »

Elevating Our Voices: Immigrants Building Up Washington, D.C.

This June marked the second annual Immigrant Heritage Month in the U.S. It is dedicated to honoring those who bring vibrant diversity to communities across the U.S. In an effort to shift the conversation about immigrants in this country, the Carlos Rosario School began a project to feature immigrant voices with images and stories from… Read more »

A Key Milestone on the Adult Learner Journey

At the Carlos Rosario School 2017 graduation ceremony and naturalization celebration more than 400 immigrant adult learners completing citizenship, career training, GED, and ESL programs walked across the stage. The ceremony took place at the Columbia Heights Education Campus in front of a packed audience including graduates, their families and friends, and school supporters. 2017… Read more »