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Letter from CEO & Board Chair Strategic Plan Priorities • Increase Our Impact/Growth Be a Part of Our Mission It is hand in hand with community members that we are making an impact on the lives of individuals and families. If you’re interested in being part of the transformation, please consider the following ways to get involved. • Programmatic and Organizational Excellence • Leadership Development • Long-Term Sustainability Volunteer Provide an in-class workshop Learn more about our Career Training programs opportunities Stand outside one of the two campuses of the Carlos 45 graduates to college and vocational programs, The political climate and the unwelcoming environment Our work is more important than ever. Your partnership Rosario School on any given day and you will see created a new mentorship program matching graduates for immigrants across the country had a heavy impact and support is more important than ever as well. Thank students coming and going for morning, afternoon, with local professionals, built out our civic engagement on our community during the 2016-17 school year. In you for your continued support of the Carlos Rosario evening, and Saturday classes. Walk inside and you program, which included registering 119 students and response to a community need for information and School mission. We invite you to peruse the 2016-17 will find a place that is like a mini United Nations with community members to vote in the 2016 election, support, we partnered with legal services nonprofits annual report to learn more about our work over the adult learners from over 80 different countries speaking and trained more than 200 D.C. residents through to provide information sessions, Know Your Rights past school year. over 50 different languages, learning together. Our new small business program and Spanish language workshops, and one-on-one legal advising to hundreds immigrant community and adult learners are amazing, construction management pilot. We are grateful to of community members and their families and will working at times multiple jobs, driven to learn how to the 2,000+ stakeholders – students, staff, Board of continue to do so as long as is needed. survive, navigate, and thrive in their new homeland. Trustees, and friends – who helped shape our plan for They are local heroes like our recent ESL graduate the School’s future. Ange, a resilient single mom from Cameroon who by day is a home health aide helping the elderly to live with dignity and independence, and by night attends the Carlos Rosario school to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse, an inspiration to her daughter to grow up to be whatever she wants to be. We hit the ground running guided by our new Strategic 200 Plan in 2017. We increased our annual enrollment by 200 students, increased our capacity to serve our college bound students by creating a Transitions office and raised $90,000 in scholarship funds to send 6 CARLOS ROSARIO SCHOOL Annual Report 2017 We increased our enrollment to serve an additional 200 students this school year CARLOS ROSARIO SCHOOL Annual Report 2017 7