Meet Yesewdeg

Yesewdeg Kassa’s entire life can be summarized in one word: teaching. In fact, teaching is a family affair. Her father was a teacher, one of her brothers and two of her sisters are teachers too. Yesewdeg is proud of having taught several generations of Ethiopians who now live around the world. “I love teaching. I… Read more »

Meet Maria

On any given weekday afternoon, Maria can be found leading a conversation circle, creating art or playing with preschoolers at a bilingual D.C. charter school. She works as an afterschool associate, tasked with taking care of the children and continuing their learning after the school day is over. “I love being with the kids, playing… Read more »

Meet Evett

Evett moved from Jamaica to the U.S. in 2015 to join her eldest daughter and grandson. After raising five children for decades, being in an empty house felt lonely. She wanted to reunite with her family. When Evett stepped through the airport doors in Washington, D.C., she thought, “This is it. My life can finally… Read more »

Black History Celebration Highlights School’s Cultural Diversity and Student Talent

In February the school hosted our Black History Month Festival themed The Importance of Education and Civic Engagement. Immigrant adult students, staff members and guests came together for the festivities. CEO Allison Kokkoros delivered welcome remarks that encouraged students to remain inspired by the heritage of Black History Month. She also commented on the diversity… Read more »

Accreditation: Ensuring Carlos Rosario School Quality and Sustainability

What is accreditation? Accreditation is a way to ensure that schools around the world maintain a certain standard of quality. Not every school is accredited, but when a school is accredited, it gives the institution a higher level of credibility. Through the Middles States Commission validation of applications are conducted by other education professionals who… Read more »

Bridging Communities

On a brisk and sunny Friday afternoon Luz walked a small group over to the African American Civil War Memorial in the U Street neighborhood to point out the names of Latino immigrants who fought alongside African Americans during the war. Luz was recently hired by the museum as part of a grant from the… Read more »

Meet Francisco

Francisco grew up in the small city of Zaragoza outside of San Salvador, El Salvador. He graduated high school, married, and was working at a soda company making deliveries when he decided he wanted more from life. He and his wife decided to join extended family in Washington, D.C. in search of a better life…. Read more »

Meet Our #GivingTuesday Scholars

Nicodeme Ekani, Future Doctor Nicodeme came to the U.S. from Cameroon in 2013 to pursue his educational dream. Since he was a young man, Nicodeme’s dream has been to become a doctor and help people. This Carlos Rosario School alum studied English and earned his high school diploma through programs at the school. In 2015… Read more »

Students Share Math Lessons with Peers

In October Math for Life and Work students hosted an all sessions Math Fair at the Sonia Gutierrez Campus. The fair included numeracy activities for students of all levels and covered topics such as numbers and operations, financial and occupational math, shapes and geometry, and measurements. One student who attended said, “At the Math Fair… Read more »

A Letter from Vocabulary Student Erick

Erick is a Vocabulary student who wrote a letter to fellow students at the Carlos Rosario School. He said: “I wrote it because I wanted to show to the students that all is possible to achieve, it only depends on our desires to succeed in life.” Hi Carlos Rosario Family! My name is Erick. I… Read more »