Advocacy

Video Now Available: Maryland Latino Census Coalition August 7 Press Conference

Hispanic leaders, key advocates, and elected officials hosted a virtual press conference about the 2020 Census on Friday, August 7. Video of the press conference is available on Facebook, hosted by the University of Maryland [...]

2020-09-11T15:11:57+00:00August 10th, 2020|Advocacy, Community Support|

2020 Census to End One Month Early – Join Identity Efforts to Help Everyone Be Counted

Making sure everyone is counted in the 2020 Census is essential because Census data helps determine funding for public and social-service programs. The U.S. Census Bureau recently announced it will conclude its counting efforts a [...]

2020-09-11T15:12:06+00:00August 5th, 2020|Advocacy, Community Support|

Fighting Hunger and Building Job Skills: Another WIN/WIN

Identity parents train as community outreach workers to connect hungry neighbors to food. Identity has entered into two new collaborations to fight hunger while empowering community members with new outreach skills and meaningful work [...]

2020-06-25T13:27:31+00:00June 25th, 2020|Advocacy, Community Support, COVID-19, Program News|

Identity youth travel to Annapolis to see policy in action

On January 13, students in Identity's youth advocacy program, PODER (People Organizing, Determined, Empowered, and Ready) - the Spanish word for 'power' -  traveled to Annapolis to learn the history of the Annapolis State House [...]

2020-01-14T22:47:45+00:00January 14th, 2020|Advocacy, Program News|

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

“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 [...]

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

Who Do You Trust to Lead MCPS? Identity Co-Sponsors Board of Education Debate

Identity is pleased to be a co-sponsor of a Board of Education Candidates Forum on Wednesday, September 26th at 7:00 pm at the MCPS Board of Education, 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville, Carver Auditorium.  As the [...]

2018-08-24T15:06:12+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Advocacy, Events|

Links to Action on Immigration

WE CANNOT BE SILENT. STOP THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S CRUELTY AND ASSAULT ON MIGRANTS, ASYLUM SEEKERS, DREAMERS. Share this information.  Print it out.  Spread it on social media. Talk about it with neighbors and co-workers. Make noise. Call the White House:  202-456-1111 or email via https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/  Tell President Trump [...]

2018-06-20T20:47:03+00:00June 20th, 2018|Advocacy, Community Support, Events|
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