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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|

Black and Brown Coalition Gets National Nod

A national incubator that supports education innovation to address school inequities is drawing attention to the Black and Brown Coalition. Validating the wisdom of the community to know what they need, Seek Common Ground funded [...]

2021-02-12T14:34:41+00:00February 12th, 2021|Advocacy, Black and Brown Coalition|

“Heroes Entre Nosotros” Honors Staff Member Yoicy Quintero & Volunteer Luis Cortés

Telemundo Washington, DC's Heroes Entre Nosotros (Heroes Among Us) segment honored Identity staff member Yoicy Quintero and Identity volunteer Luis Cortés for their service to their new community with Census information outreach.

2021-01-22T23:07:36+00:00January 22nd, 2021|Identity in the News, Program News|

Safety Ambassadors Learn, Earn and Spread Lifesaving Information

At the end of 2020 and into the new year, Identity trained and deployed 72 teens and young adults as Safety Ambassadors. These young people, members of five Identity-run youth centers, completed 40 hours of [...]

2021-01-14T01:18:22+00:00January 14th, 2021|COVID-19, Program News|

Continuing an Unprecedented Response to the Pandemic

In light of the disproportionate effects on our client community in health, education, and economics, Identity not only continues to keep young people engaged in their education, older youth in their work skills development, and [...]

2020-11-24T21:08:21+00:00November 24th, 2020|COVID-19, Program News|
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