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 »

Meet Bernardo Heres

Culinary Arts graduate Bernardo Heres was born in Mexico City, Mexico. As a child, he grew up learning how to cook with his grandfather who would often teach him secret family recipes that Bernardo will later pass on to the next generation. Helping his grandpa in the kitchen fostered in him a love of cooking…. 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 »

Addressing Transportation Barriers with Community Partner: Bikeshare

            In a needs assessment survey conducted in spring 2016, 25% (one quarter) of our students reported that transportation was a barrier to coming to school every day on time. One way we are working to address that barrier is a new partnership with the DC Bikeshare Community Partners Program…. Read more »

Using Technology to Teach English and Digital Literacy to Parents

The Carlos Rosario School continues to expand on its nationally recognized model of adult education. This semester, its ESL for Families Program started an exciting new blended learning program in partnership with English Innovations. A curriculum created by the organization One America With Justice For All, English Innovations is a language learning model that combines… Read more »

Showcasing Student Work at the Smithsonian

This April the school community joined together with our partners at the National Portrait Gallery for the Carlos Rosario Family Day. Museum-goers were immersed in student-led art, music and dancing representing different cultures from around the globe. Dancers performed traditional and modern works from various Latin American and Asian countries and singers belted out songs… Read more »

Meet Ekene Paschal

Born and raised in Nigeria, Ekene Paschal’s journey has been exciting to say the least. Growing up with five siblings, he entered the United States with his uncle and his family in order to achieve a better life and future. Ekene’s fascination with computers and technology drew him close to the Carlos Rosario School. Ekene… Read more »

Meet Denis Mandamuna

Father (Fr.) Denis Mandamuna’s calling is to serve his community and inspire change in his surroundings. The Carlos Rosario School has helped him branch off to new experiences and has influenced him to change the world around him. As a young boy in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Fr. Denis suffered the loss of his… Read more »