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WAMU 88.5 Talks to Identity Safety Ambassadors about Work to Encourage Vaccinations

On July 6, WAMU 88.5 interviewed two Identity youth, Paola and Stefano, who are part of our Safety Ambassadors program, about their work to get more people in our community vaccinated. In Montgomery County, the [...]

2021-09-09T14:16:46+00:00July 6th, 2021|COVID-19, Identity in the News|

Identity’s Youth Safety Ambassadors Dish Out Food & Information at Cider Mill

The Cider Mill Tenant’s Association hosted a community picnic on June 26, and Identity’s Youth Safety Ambassadors pitched in to help distribute food and spread the word about the Latino Health Initiative’s Proyecto Bienestar (Our [...]

2021-09-09T14:16:58+00:00June 29th, 2021|Program News|

WTOP story features Identity teens contributing to mural celebrating Glen Echo integration

A May 23 story from WTOP featured Identity teens: There’s a new mural in Glen Echo Park in Montgomery County, Maryland that celebrates both the 100th anniversary of a famous carousel and a protest that [...]

2021-09-09T14:17:10+00:00May 24th, 2021|Identity in the News|

Identity highlighted by WAMU for helping get vaccines to hard-to-reach neighbors

A May 12 WAMU report in DCist about outreach efforts to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations highlights Identity's work: In Montgomery County, door to door outreach by trusted case workers from Identity....helped to increase testing rates among [...]

2021-05-17T14:04:59+00:00May 14th, 2021|COVID-19, Identity in the News|

WUSA9 interviews Diego Uriburu about unaccompanied minors fleeing violence

Identity Executive Director Diego Uriburu is featured in a May 11 report from WUSA9 about Identity's work to help unaccompanied minors fleeing violence. According to the report, county officials expect 3,000 undocumented children to reach [...]

2021-05-17T13:41:22+00:00May 13th, 2021|Identity in the News|

In solidarity, in grief, in service, in action – a message from Diego Uriburu

Dear Friends, Today – in the wake of recent acts of hate and violence against people of Asian descent, the Identity community expresses our solidarity with the Asian American Pacific Islander community and promises to [...]

2021-03-22T01:15:09+00:00March 22nd, 2021|Advocacy|

Identity Youth Testifies before Maryland General Assembly

Gianiree never imagined her Identity internship would lead to testifying in front of the Maryland General Assembly, but there she was on March 9th, confidently speaking out in favor of the Hunger-free Campus Grant Program. [...]

2021-03-15T14:54:21+00:00March 15th, 2021|Advocacy, Program News|

Pandemic adultification of students: UMD research highlights burden on Black & Brown youth

WAMU 88.5 reports that Black, Brown and low-income students burdened with economic worries and household duties during the pandemic are experiencing "adultification," the expectation of taking on responsibilities usually managed by adults, citing UMD researchers [...]

2021-03-10T16:15:52+00:00March 10th, 2021|COVID-19|
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