Harvard Street Campus Library Digs Into Hispanic Heritage

Throughout October, faculty, students and staff joined Steven the Librarian at Harvard Street Campus in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The library hosted a three-part series of half hour presentations that gave students a great opportunity to practice their English listening skills and to have discussions about Hispanic representation.  The presentations explored how the Hispanic community has gained visibility in… Read more »

Carlos Rosario School Honors Its Founders

Founders’ Day (October 24th) is when the Carlos Rosario School celebrates the legacy and work of its founders, Sonia Gutierrez and Carlos Manuel Rosario, who helped to establish the adult education institution. The school celebrates these two important people on Carlos Rosario’s birthday every year. This year, both were honored through a slideshow playing on… Read more »

Civic Engagement Panel Features Immigrants in Elected Office

On Wednesday, October 31st, the Sonia Gutierrez Campus hosted a panel discussion on civic leadership and civil rights. The panelists were Celina Benitez, council member in Mount Rainier, Maryland, originally from El Salvador, and Elizabeth Guzman, a Peruvian-American politician elected to represent Virginia’s 31st district in the House of Delegates. In November 2017, Guzman became the… Read more »

Carlos Rosario School Students Embark on One Book, One School Campaign

  Students at the Sonia Gutierrez Campus have been reading the book Esperanza Rising by Pamela Munoz Ryan as part of One Book, One School campaign. Last year, students enjoyed reading the book I Am Malala and learned more about the author Malala Yousafzai, an inspiring young lady activist from Pakistan. This year, each class was incorporated the book… Read more »

Latino Business Professionals Inspire Immigrant Students

On Thursday, October 25th students from the Sonia Gutierrez Campus filled the Main Hall to hear stories of inspiration from Latino business leaders of Fortune 500 companies such as Facebook, AT&T, and BP. The event was organized by Latino Magazine as part of the Ahora Student Days initiative, focused on developing a diverse workforce. The… Read more »

A New Home for the Award-Winning Smithsonian Exhibition Gateways/Portales

On Friday, October 19th the school opened its doors to the community in celebration of being the new home of the groundbreaking Gateways/Portales exhibition, which was originally presented at the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum. The Open House included remarks from Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, Lisa Sasaki, Interim Director and a closing from Dr. Ariana Curtis,… Read more »

Student Perspective: Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Students at the Sonia Gutierrez Campus led the Indigenous Peoples’ Day Panel. The students discussed topics like education, language, cultural traditions and identity. Below is one of the presentations, “Education for the Indigenous Population in Ecuador” by Verónica Guaján. Education for the Indigenous Population in Ecuador In commemoration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day I talked about… Read more »

Carlos Rosario School Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month Through Poetry

  In-house visiting artist and employment specialist at the Carlos Rosario School, Tatiana Figueroa Ramirez, led students in spoken word workshops through storytelling and self-reflection as a part of Hispanic Heritage Month. The two workshops, “This is a Love Story to Me and My People” and “Practice” took place earlier this month at the Sonia… Read more »

Celebrating Latino History and Culture at the National Portrait Gallery

  On Saturday, September 29th, community members gathered to celebrate the culture and history of Latinos at the National Portrait Gallery. The celebration was part of the Nuestra Ciudad history project, developed by the Carlos Rosario School and sponsored by the Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs. Visitors learned more about the history of the DC… Read more »

Student Perspective: UnidosUS Annual Conference

Carlos Rosario School graduate Paola A. Diaz Gomez shares lessons learned at the 2018 UnidosUS Annual Conference held this past summer in Washington, D.C. For three days, I attended the Annual UnidosUS Conference in Washington, D.C. as a Carlos Rosario School alum. I studied English as Second Language in this school for one year. Carlos… Read more »