Carlos Rosario Construye DC-Plus

Washington, D.C.

Innovation at a Glance

Snapshot: Carlos Rosario Construye DC-Plus (Construye DC+) creates pathways for English Language Learners to achieve financial stability in the construction industry. Construye has an intentional focus on upskilling Latinx construction professionals for career growth, with a focus on safety and creating a pathway toward earning sustainable wages or exploring entrepreneurship.

Target Population: Latinx adults working on a GED, or who have completed their GED, seeking to improve their English-language skills and marketable skill sets as an adult immigrant

Industry: Construction

Team Lead: Raul Medrano

Lead Organization: Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School for Adults

Key Partners: Turner Construction Company, DC Hispanic Contractors Association, Latino Safety Professionals Association, University of the District of Columbia, Baker DC

Team Coach: Debra Mills

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