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 [...]

2021-07-06T17:14:18+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|

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|

New Report Examines the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Underserved Students

The Black and Brown Coalition for Educational Equity and Excellence has released a new report entitled Securing Educational Equity: Learning from the Lived Experiences of Black, Latino, and Low-Income Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic and [...]

2020-10-16T16:07:18+00:00October 15th, 2020|Advocacy, Black and Brown Coalition, COVID-19, Report Launch|

An Unprecedented Response to the Unprecedented Trauma of Covid-19

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 [...]

2020-09-21T18:00:05+00:00September 21st, 2020|COVID-19, Program News|

Intern Builds Job Skills and Self-Confidence while Fighting Hunger

One of the biggest challenges to fighting hunger in Montgomery County during the pandemic has been reaching people who need food most  –  families in sudden financial distress who are not only isolated by language, [...]

2020-09-11T15:21:06+00:00September 11th, 2020|COVID-19, Program News|
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