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. Nurse… 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 »

Third Annual Achieving the Dream Luncheon

During this year’s third annual Achieving the Dream Luncheon, 116 attendees from the private sector, higher education, government and the Arts learned more about the far-reaching impact of the Carlos Rosario School. Student talent and accomplishments shone throughout the program. This year’s emcee was Selene Lara, an ESL graduate who started studies at the University… Read more »

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 »