Families in Fort Totten and its adjacent DC neighborhoods represent a diverse cross-section of immigrants from Central America, South America, and Africa – older immigrants who have raised their children here and young parents just starting out in life. Now in its 10th year, DC Bilingual Public Charter School is guided by the belief that every child has a right to a high quality education, parents have an important role to play in their child's education, and effective schools value a child's language and culture. The school's academically demanding, dual-language program fosters critical thinking, problem solving, bilingualism, and an environment that values all cultures, allowing all DC Bilingual students to learn and grow as global leaders. Today DC Bilingual serves more than 350 students in grades PreK-5. Drawing on the 25-year history and expertise of its founding organization, CentroNía, the school benefits from CentroNia's s before- and after-school options and a wide range of social services for parents. This is an innovative, cooperative model that promises great things for our youngest children. So, "vamos a aprender." Let's go learn!