We also serve the parents of youth in our programs.
The vast majority of our parents are first-generation immigrants, and they face challenges and barriers that directly impact their children’s ability to succeed in school and in life.
Among a group of 450 Identity parents who were recently surveyed, 9 in 10 said they were foreign born and 8 in 10 said they did not feel comfortable speaking English. Six out of 10 had less than a high-school education, and 78% of this group reported completing less than 8th grade. We address these challenges and are dedicated to interrupting the intergenerational cycle of poverty.
For more insights about those we serve, as well as program outcomes that demonstrate how we are making a difference and helping youth and families fulfill their potential, please see our 2016-2017 Annual Evaluation Report.
Visit the Our Community page to learn more about the growing Latino population in Montgomery County, Maryland.