By Ariel Johnson, Executive Director
Last week, September 15th, marked the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, an opportunity to celebrate the social and cultural contributions of those tracing their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South American and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean. It is also an acknowledgment of the seven Latin American countries that gained their independence during this month.
The DC Charter School Alliance proudly celebrates the beauty, diversity, resilience, and strength of the Hispanic and Latino communities, today and everyday. This is especially true as the District welcomes the many migrants who’ve been forcibly displaced at the whim of unjust leadership.
The public school house has always served as a foundation of community, and we see that woven through the fabric of our public charter schools. We acknowledge and thank all of our parents, community members, teachers, administrators, and school leaders for the work you do to ensure that all students receive a high-quality education. Thank you for the varied and critical programming and curriculum you offer to ensure that no matter where a student comes from or how they land at the school house steps, they receive the necessary tools to excel.
If you are looking to celebrate or educate yourself on the history or present of the Hispanic community, please do not forget to patronize a local Latino-owned business or attend one of the many learning and cultural events the District offers.
Local Event Opportunities: