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 »

Meet Spanish GED Student Josue

Josue went to school in his native El Salvador until 10th grade when getting an education became too dangerous. Violence between his school and a rival school even led to two classmates being chased by 25 other teens with knives, sticks and other weapons. After leaving school Josue took a job with the postal service… Read more »

A Student Reflection on Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month we asked Carlos Rosario School student Leticia, who served as one of this year’s festival emcees to share her thoughts on being a Latina and a part of the celebration. Read her essay below. My name is Leticia Negrón and I am proud to be Latina. Our Hispanic heritage… Read more »

Honored to Host U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

It was a bright, sunny day when U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor stepped into the Sonia Gutierrez Campus where a crowd of students and staff eagerly waited to greet her. The air was buzzing with anticipation leading up to her arrival. The Justice greeted each person warmly before heading up to the second floor… Read more »

Unprecedented Construction Training Program Aims to Grow Latino Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Workforce in D.C. Construction

Tuesday, October 3rd marked the completion of the first series of unprecedented construction trainings aimed at growing the Latino workforce, entrepreneurship and leadership in the D.C. construction field. The Carlos Rosario School, in partnership with industry leaders, hosted a series of workshops and trainings in the areas of safety, entrepreneurship, management, business development, and more,… Read more »

Sharing Teacher Knowledge in Panama

This summer English as a Second Language teacher Andrew Hinshaw spent six weeks in David, Panama (the capital of Chiriqui Province) supporting English teachers in their classrooms. This program, organized by the Partners of The Americas, aims to foster relationships between high-performing U.S. teachers and teachers in Panama, some whom are new to teaching English… Read more »

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 »