News - Educating the Community About Staying Healthy

17725807684_6b1ffcdf52_zThis past May the Carlos Rosario School celebrated its first Health and Wellness Fair in partnership with DC United and UniteDC Coalition. The event drew in more than 500 students, staff and community members.

“This was a huge success thanks to the participation of students and community partners that came to provide information services and increase awareness about being healthy,” said Mirna Amaya, Dean of Community Relations and Student Services.

More than 20 partners offered health screenings, Zumba dancing, bike safety information, nutrition tips, and much more. Among the special guests present was DC United player Luis Silva and mascot Talon.

For Alelign Dessie, an employment specialist and event organizer, “it was a good opportunity for us to connect with the community and involve students and their families. It’s also a good start towards other health and wellness projects the school wants to get engaged with.” Moving forward, the Health and Wellness Fair will be a yearly event.

Thanks to all the partners that made it to the fair to share information about their services and to educate the community about staying healthy.

American Heart Association



Children’s National Medical Center

Columbia Heights Farmers Market

DC Department of Health

DC Parks and Recreation

DC United

Donate Life

El Zol

Georgetown University School of Medicine


Know Your Fitness

La Clínica del Pueblo

National Kidney Foundation

Office of Minority Health

Office on Latino Affairs

Orthopedic Center

Results Gym

Washington Area Bicycle Association