Annual Report 2010-11 - Page 55

Supportive Services Highlights for the School Year Upward Mobility Program The School’s Upward Mobility Program provides students with information about other educational programs available to them after they leave the Carlos Rosario School. Counselors provide one-on-one counseling on higher education opportunities in public and private colleges and universities, vocational training programs, evaluation referrals, the application and admission process, and financial aid. Additionally, a representative from the College Board was available twice a month to give specialized attention to students applying for financial aid and assist them with the application process. Free Legal Clinic The DC Bar provided a series of four legal clinics to Carlos Rosario students and members of the Washington, DC community. The clinics were held on Saturday mornings and were free and open to the public. Spring School Dance The Supportive Services Department held a school dance in April to raise funds for the Carlos Rosario scholarship program. More than 350 students attended this event, and over $15,000 was raised for scholarships. Health Fair The School partnered with La Clínica del Pueblo to provide blood pressure screenings, BMI measurements, glucose level testing, nutritional information, and one-on-one health counseling to over 250 students. Information tables containing pamphlets, guides, and samples of healthy foods were available to the entire student body. Tenant’s Rights Information Tables The Legal Aid Society provided a series of six ѕ