Achieving the Dream: Carlos Rosario School Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary as a Public Charter School

On Thursday, May 2nd, the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School commemorated its 20 years as a charter during its annual Achieving the Dream event at the Sonia Gutierrez Campus. Over 100 leaders in education, immigrant services, government, and private sector gathered to celebrate the School’s anniversary of becoming the first adult public charter school… Read more »

Meet Kent, A Life Of Service

In honor of the National Volunteer Appreciation Week, the Volunteer Coordination team sat down with Kent Weaver, volunteer at the Carlos Rosario School, to find out more about what drives him to volunteer. We were honored to learn more about him and his passion for food justice, welcoming immigrant communities, and ending homelessness. In addition… Read more »

Expanding Learning Opportunities Through Technology

In the spring of 2018, GED student Alexa needed to go for surgery in the middle of the semester. At that time, she had already passed all of the GED exams except the math test. With the surgery, she would have to stay at home for three weeks, and possibly interrupt her schooling. That same… Read more »

The Carlos Rosario School Celebrates the Richness of Black Cultures

On February 28, the Carlos Rosario School marked the end of Black History Month with its annual festival at the Sonia Gutierrez Campus. The evening event celebrated the School’s community by featuring musical performances, dance, student-led acts, student artwork, and small business entrepreneur tables. This program provided the Carlos Rosario School and local community with a great opportunity to… Read more »

Collaborative Mural Depicts Students’ Cultural Origins

The walls of the bistro at the Sonia Gutierrez Campus sing with color, the perfect canvas for a mural. Students spent two months painting a mural that depicts their cultural pride as well as their shared life experiences. Local artist Frida Larios worked with the School’s Arts Department to facilitate a series of workshops about muralism. These workshops… Read more »

Founder Sonia Gutierrez Retires After Nearly 50 Years of Service

Sonia Gutierrez, the founder of the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School, officially retired at the end of January 2019 from the school’s board and its supporting nonprofit, Community Capital Corporation. Throughout her nearly five decades-long career in Washington, D.C., Ms. Gutierrez touched tens of thousands of lives as an unrelenting advocate for adult education… Read more »

Meet Yowhannes, An Artist With Eagle Vision

Yowhannes, a student in the ESL Arts class of the Carlos Rosario School, has always been fascinated by how the world is represented in images through the eyes of others. Naturally, he was drawn to painting and immersed himself in this art from an early age. If you ask Yowhannes “When did you start drawing?,”… Read more »

Building Knowledge and Understanding of Culturally Responsive Practices

Beginning in October, the Carlos Rosario School’s faculty and staff started a discussion group on the book Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students (2017). This professional development activity was held at both Harvard Street and Sonia Gutierrez Campuses. The Student Services team at the Sonia Gutierrez… Read more »