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Identity team wins Science Fair Prize for Quicksand exhibit!

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 [...]

By |2019-05-17T14:38:52+00:00May 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“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 [...]

By |2019-04-22T16:41:01+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Advocacy|

Identity Hosts Public Charge and Immigration Information Event

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 [...]

By |2019-04-03T17:13:22+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Community Support, Events|

WAMU Reports on Reading Gains Among Latino students

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 [...]

By |2019-02-04T16:45:20+00:00February 1st, 2019|Identity in the News|

Council President Navarro highlights PROMISE REPORT in Wash Post OpEd

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 [...]

By |2018-12-19T20:51:02+00:00December 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

By |2018-11-16T18:51:22+00:00November 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|