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Newcomer Teens Summit is Positive for Young People

90 percent report greater community connection and feeling welcome and respected More than 150 newly arrived teens, primarily from Central America, gathered at the Montgomery College – Germantown Campus for the second Newcomer Youth Leadership [...]

2023-02-12T22:50:32+00:00April 4th, 2022|Events, Program News|

Newcomer Teens Celebrate Belonging at County Leadership Summit

Seventy newly arrived teens gathered at Montgomery College – Takoma Park Campus to talk with each other and trusted adults about their migration experiences and their dreams for a future in the United States. The [...]

2021-12-06T16:59:26+00:00December 6th, 2021|Program News|

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|

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|

Identity’s Youth Safety Ambassadors Dish Out Food & Information at Cider Mill

The Cider Mill Tenant’s Association hosted a community picnic on June 26, and Identity’s Youth Safety Ambassadors pitched in to help distribute food and spread the word about the Latino Health Initiative’s Proyecto Bienestar (Our [...]

2021-09-09T14:16:58+00:00June 29th, 2021|Program News|

Identity Youth Testifies before Maryland General Assembly

Gianiree never imagined her Identity internship would lead to testifying in front of the Maryland General Assembly, but there she was on March 9th, confidently speaking out in favor of the Hunger-free Campus Grant Program. [...]

2021-03-15T14:54:21+00:00March 15th, 2021|Advocacy, Program News|

“Heroes Entre Nosotros” Honors Staff Member Yoicy Quintero & Volunteer Luis Cortés

Telemundo Washington, DC's Heroes Entre Nosotros (Heroes Among Us) segment honored Identity staff member Yoicy Quintero and Identity volunteer Luis Cortés for their service to their new community with Census information outreach.

2021-01-22T23:07:36+00:00January 22nd, 2021|Identity in the News, Program News|

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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