Meet David

Born in Colombia, David immigrated to the United States in May 2017. To help him adjust to his new culture, language, and life, David enrolled in the ESL 7 class at the Carlos Rosario School for the fall semester 2017. Signing up for these English classes drove David to keep pushing himself to do better…. Read more »

Meet Hyppolite

Recently, Hyppolite graduated from the Carlos Rosario School IT Fundamentals Training Program. He considers himself a life-long learner and when he discovered the world of IT, he knew it would be a perfect fit with his strengths and passions. Born and raised in Haiti, Hyppolite left his country, when the 7.0 earthquake decimated both his… Read more »

Meet Vida

Life circumstances may have interrupted Vida’s journey through school while she was younger, but our proud GED student never lost sight of her dreams. Vida lost her father before she was born and was raised by her grandmother. Vida was seven years old when her grandmother took her to register for school. When Vida was… Read more »

Meet José

José never pictured himself as a college student, but his journey at the Carlos Rosario School led him to make the unexpected choice of returning to school. He broke through barriers to become the first person in his family to pursue higher education, something that was unimaginable to him only a few years ago. In… Read more »

Meet Abraham

Abraham spent the first 19 years of his life in his homeland, but May 13, 2016 will be a day he can never forget – the day Abraham moved from Havana, Cuba to the United States. He joined his father and came to go to college, but first Abraham had to learn English. An outstanding… Read more »

Meet Ayoub

Ayoub’s entire life can be summarized in three words: boldness, perseverance, and determination. Our proud alumnus followed an unusual pathway to success and is now receiving recognition for his hard work. He moved to the United States in 2017, from Morocco where he studied and earned degrees in Finance and Computer Science. Ayoub’s journey would… Read more »

Meet Alexandra

For noble souls, valor does not depend upon age. Our Advanced English student Alexandra is a great example! At only 19-years-old, Alexandra Olivas became a manager at Panera Bread-George Washington University. Listening to Alexandra talk about her life, it is impossible not to feel inspired by her enthusiasm and her work ethic. And most importantly… Read more »

Meet Juan Carlos

It was the desire to share knowledge that attracted Juan Carlos Portillo to the field of education and ultimately to the Bilingual Teaching Assistant program of the Carlos Rosario School. The paraprofessional with E.L. Hayes Public Charter School proved hard work and determination can pay off. Becoming a full time teacher’s assistant is a step… Read more »

Meet Josue

Carlos Rosario School just helped prepare another student to become a U.S. citizen in November. Originally from El Salvador, Josue said becoming an American citizen feels like a dream come true! “Since I am in the U.S., I was determined to get my naturalization as soon as I could.” Josue is now a U.S. citizen… Read more »