Identity youth at Neelsville Middle School have been working for weeks on their school Science Fair projects, and on May 15th they presented their eight team projects to two judges in the school-wide event. The students in [...]
“To diminish and eliminate disparities is the most critical work we are engaged in,” MCPS Supt. Jack Smith tells Wash Post
The article by education reporter Donna St. George describes MCPS’ new accountability report cards that track achievement gaps school by school between white students and their classmates of color. St. George quotes Identity’s joint letter to [...]
Representatives from the non-profit legal aid organization Ayuda shed light on immigration rules around the issue of 'Public Charge' for Identity families on March 28, 2019. Ayuda Lawyers Beth Simon and Maya Zegarra explained to a crowd [...]
WAMU reporter Sasha-Ann Simons reported on the tremendous leaps in reading that Latino youth enrolled in Identity's elementary school reading and social-emotional program are making. This is a great reminder of the Promise of Latino Youth and [...]
Identity co-founder Candace Kattar was profiled on Telemundo Washington’s “Heroés Entre Nosotros”. The segment highlighted her 30 years of steadfast support for the Latino community in the Washington DC area – first as a lawyer, then at [...]
The New Year brings new and expanded out-of-school-time programs to 170 Identity youth. Thanks to Maryland’s 21st Century Community Learning Center grants, students at Whetstone Elementary, Neelsville Middle School, Wheaton, and Watkins Mill High Schools will [...]
Makes a business argument for equity in education saying, “We cannot afford the status quo”. As the first Latino council member in Montgomery County history and the current President, Nancy Navarro’s OpEd highlights The Promise of [...]
Washington Post: Promise of Latino Youth study underscores the struggle many Latino students face in Montgomery County.
The article by education reporter Donna St. George begins with the fact that a troubling number of Latino students in one of the nation’s most prosperous counties are unprepared for kindergarten, lag in reading, drop out [...]
A new report by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Public Health found that Latino youth in Montgomery County express high academic motivation, high academic expectations, and a positive outlook for the future, [...]
We are kicking off our 20th anniversary year with a report and discussion of how to close the gap between the bright future Latino youth dream of and the reality of their lost potential.