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 »

Progress in Adult Schools Growth

In December 2016 the Carlos Rosario School hosted an event organized by leaders from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education. This first-ever Adult Schools Growth Forum brought together individuals and organizations interested in expanding access to high-quality schools for adults. The event, underwritten by the Barbara Bush Foundation for… Read more »

Helping Immigrant Students Achieve Their College Dreams

In order to better support students going on to college and vocational education programs, the school is enhancing our transitions program. Selvon Waldron, a former nonprofit executive director who is himself an immigrant, was hired to lead the program. The three main goals are building college access through completion plans, bolstering the school’s scholarship program,… Read more »