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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 »

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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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Meet Ruben

In 2005 after the pressures to join a local gang got too intense, Ruben’s mom helped him leave his home country of El Salvador and come to the U.S. He traveled alone at age 18 but met family members and childhood friends once he arrived in Washington, D.C. Ruben had been working as a busboy… Read more »

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Meet Aqueline

Through the Carlos Rosario School registration process, Aqueline an ESL student from Brazil, learned an important lesson. Aqueline moved to the U.S. with her husband in November 2014. She soon realized that she didn’t have connections in the U.S. and in order to relate to others she needed to learn English. “I knew I needed… Read more »

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Meet Geovanny Vicente Romero

Geovanny Vicente Romero is a graduate of the Carlos Rosario School’s ESL program. He started working as a paraeducator at the School in spring 2016. He wrote about his journey from being a government official in the Dominican Republic to working for fellow immigrants in Washington, D.C. I moved to Washington, D.C. in June 2015,… 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 »