Carlos Rosario International PCS combines a GED, career certification and citizenship programs with wrap-around social support services, including childcare and transportation. The school offers courses in English, literacy, and technology and three separate career tracks in the culinary arts, nurse aid, or computer support specialist. In 2015-16, the school enrolled 2,500 students, age 16 years or older each year and has educated more than 70,000 students (including Hispanics) for more than 40 years.

Sonia Gutierrez, founder and president emeritus of Carlos Rosario International PCS, recently received the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s highest honor in recognition of her accomplishments, leadership, and lifetime of outstanding service to the Latino community. Ms. Gutierrez’s passion and commitment to help Latinos achieve the American Dream permeates the school culture. This summer a group of teachers and administrators went to El Salvador to see and understand first-hand where the majority of their students were coming from.

National recognition is not new to Carlos Rosario International PCS. Prince Charles, Justice Sonia Sotomayer, and Vice President Joe Biden have visited the school. And the school has received numerous awards, including being named as a national model for excellence in adult education by the U.S. Department of Education. Read full report…