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Black and Brown Coalition efforts in Montgomery County highlighted in Washington Post piece

The Black and Brown Coalition for Educational Equity and Excellence, founded in part by Identity, was labeled as "perhaps the most promising recent development" in Montgomery County's focus on equity in a recent Opinion piece from [...]

By |2019-12-02T19:56:43+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Advocacy, Identity in the News|

From one group of middle schoolers to another: snacks and support

Students from Thomas W. Pyle Middle School in Montgomery County prepared a mountain of snacks in individual bags for their fellow middle school students in Identity’s after-school program at Neelsville Middle School, leaving a special [...]

By |2019-11-27T20:43:52+00:00November 27th, 2019|Community Support|

Neighbors give Thanksgiving embrace to Identity youth

Identity’s Youth Opportunity Center clients and their families feasted on a traditional Thanksgiving meal in what has become an annual gathering with Neighbors Rising, a virtual community of neighbors in the Maryland/DC area. For the [...]

By |2019-11-27T20:06:08+00:00November 20th, 2019|Community Support|

Maryland school advocates join forces and push for equity for black and Hispanic students, reports Washington Post

They cite a recent study showing that students of color, particularly those from low-income families, are more likely to be taught by novice teachers in Montgomery County and that schools with more children from low-income families are more [...]

By |2019-12-02T19:48:24+00:00October 15th, 2019|Advocacy|

Highlights from Celebración 20: Identity Celebrates 20 Years

A standing room only crowd of hundreds of friends new and old gathered together to mark Identity’s 20th anniversary with music, food and dance. While honoring the resilience and achievements of tens of thousands of [...]

By |2019-10-15T12:54:06+00:00October 7th, 2019|Events|

Bienvenidos! Identity youth star in Welcoming Week video

You may notice some festively painted doors across the county, including at Identity’s Up-County Youth Opportunity Center in Gaithersburg.  It’s a welcoming door, part of Welcoming Week, and some of our UYOC English language students were [...]

By |2019-10-15T12:52:40+00:00September 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|

A PHOTOVOICE EXHIBITION: Wheaton Photography and Oral History Project

A group of fifteen ESOL students, guided by teaching artist Joanne Miller and the Wheaton Wellness Center staff, explored the redevelopment of their downtown Wheaton community through photos and oral histories, and presented them to a [...]

By |2019-06-24T14:21:39+00:00June 20th, 2019|Community Support, Events|