News & Updates

Maryland school advocates join forces and push for equity for black and Hispanic students, reports the 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 [...]

By |2019-10-15T13:21:02+00:00October 15th, 2019|Advocacy|

Highlights from Celebración 20: Identity Celebrates 20 Years

A standing room only crowd of hundreds of friends new and old gathered together to mark Identity’s 20th anniversary with music, food and dance. While honoring the resilience and achievements of tens of thousands of [...]

By |2019-10-15T12:54:06+00:00October 7th, 2019|Events|

Bienvenidos! Identity youth star in Welcoming Week video

You may notice some festively painted doors across the county, including at Identity’s Up-County Youth Opportunity Center in Gaithersburg.  It’s a welcoming door, part of Welcoming Week, and some of our UYOC English language students were [...]

By |2019-10-15T12:52:40+00:00September 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|

A PHOTOVOICE EXHIBITION: Wheaton Photography and Oral History Project

A group of fifteen ESOL students, guided by teaching artist Joanne Miller and the Wheaton Wellness Center staff, explored the redevelopment of their downtown Wheaton community through photos and oral histories, and presented them to a [...]

By |2019-06-24T14:21:39+00:00June 20th, 2019|Community Support, Events|

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 |2019-06-13T19:05:38+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|