The Carlos Rosario School is being recognized on a new website and interactive map created by the White House Initiative on Education Excellence for Hispanics. This online catalogue features 230 organizations, including various other Latino-focused CBOs in the DC area and from across the nation, that are helping to close the achievement gap from cradle to career.
The new site was unveiled on September 15, 2015 by Alejandra Ceja, Executive Director of the Initiative, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and of the Initiative’s 25th anniversary. “There has been notable progress in Hispanic educational achievement, and it is due to the efforts of these Bright Spots in Hispanic education, programs and organizations working throughout the country to help Hispanic students reach their full potential,” said Ceja.
The goal of the project is to highlight successes and to foster collaboration among organizations focused on similar issues, ultimately resulting in increased support for educational achievement in the Hispanic community.
“Effective investment in the education of our nation’s growing Hispanic community not only affects the health, prosperity, and civic engagement of the members of the community, but also is key to the success of our nation. Elevating the Carlos Rosario School as a Bright Spot validates the effectiveness of the School’s holistic model which has been honed over 40 plus years: combining education, career training, and comprehensive supportive services,” said Allison Kokkoros, Executive Director and CEO of the Carlos Rosario School.