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Our mission is to provide education that prepares the diverse adult immigrant population of Washington, DC to become invested, productive citizens and members of American society who give back to family and community. The School accomplishes this through excellence in teaching and learning in partnership with the community by fostering a safe and compassionate learning environment.
Over the past 40 plus years, the Carlos Rosario School has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of immigrants by investing in and supporting their journey to achieve the American Dream. The School combines award-winning education, life skills programs, and support services to create a holistic experience. Our curriculum merges research on regional economic realities with professional field standards and is tailored to explicitly meet the needs of the local immigrant community. ESL instruction is embedded in life and technology skills, health education, parenting, civics, and workforce training. The School celebrates a long established local, regional, and national reputation for excellence and our programs are recognized as high quality and impactful. Thanks to the School’s programs, thousands of adults have obtained high school diplomas; passed the citizenship exam and become U.S. citizens; gained the English skills necessary to help their children with homework; entered into careers and climbed career ladders; paid millions of dollars’ worth of taxes; purchased homes; and obtained college degrees and workforce certifications.