Identity’s Youth Safety Ambassadors Star in PSA Urging Teens to Get Vaccinated!

The teens in this video are Identity Safety Ambassadors, helping Montgomery County’s Salud y Bienestar (Our Health and Wellbeing) project reach young Latinos by starring in this social-media PSA. Identity’s youth Safety Ambassadors train and [...]

2021-10-22T17:39:02+00:00October 22nd, 2021|Advocacy, COVID-19, Program News|

Pandemic Learning Gaps: Identity’s Nora Morales Interviewed for NBC4 & Telemundo

From NBC4 Washington: Report Finds Montgomery County Students Fell Behind After Year of Virtual Learning A new report shows many local students have fallen behind in school since the start of the pandemic. Montgomery County [...]

2021-09-29T15:11:26+00:00September 29th, 2021|COVID-19, Identity in the News|

Identity Recognized by The White House for Work Promoting COVID-19 Vaccinations

We are honored to share that Identity received a letter from The White House recognizing us for outstanding work enabling our community to get vaccinated and protected against COVID-19. President Biden writes, “Your efforts are [...]

2021-09-19T17:26:37+00:00September 19th, 2021|COVID-19, Program News|

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 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|

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|

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|
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