Diego Uriburu

July 9, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Esperanza para jóvenes latinos en Montgomery

En medio de constantes presiones por parte del gobierno federal sobre deportaciones y redadas, la comunidad inmigrante se refugia cada vez más en organizaciones comunitarias, que por años han brindado apoyo a los más vulnerables. Una de las organizaciones destacadas por su labor con los jóvenes latinos, es Identity. Con más de 20 años, esta […]

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May 17, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Montgomery College Class of 2018 to Graduate Friday Morning

Nearly 3000 students will walk at the Montgomery College graduation ceremony Friday morning on the Rockville campus athletic field.   Ninety-seven percent of those projected graduates will receive their Associate’s Degree, and seven percent will receive Certificates.   Students who graduated last summer, last fall, and this spring will celebrate their graduation tomorrow. Ten percent of […]

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August 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

Assignment Education: Closing the Achievement Gap (VIDEO)

Closing the achievement gap is a top priority for educators, parents and other community members in Montgomery County. MyMCMedia’s Phyllis Armstrong reports.

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November 6, 2015 | Staff Writer

The Salvadoran Ambassador came to thank Montgomery County residents who partnered with the sister city of Morazan in El Salvador

County Delegation Travels to El Salvador for “Sister City” Trip on Nov. 7 – 10

A delegation of 36 Montgomery County residents will take part on a four-day trip to El Salvador on November 7 – 10 as part of Montgomery County’s continuing Sister City relationship with the Salvadoran state of Morazán. Approximately 70,000 Salvadorans live in Montgomery County, making it the largest immigrant community in the county. The relationship […]

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October 18, 2014 | Staff Writer

photo of hands in business attire joined making a circle

‘Montgomery Moving Forward’ Calls for a Single Workforce Development Authority (VIDEO)

With the goal of creating a single workforce development authority, members of Montgomery Moving Forward recently announced a call to action that details what steps to take during the next two years to close the gap between good jobs and the number of skilled people. A diverse coalition of leaders calls for accountability to ensure […]

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July 2, 2014 | Julie Rios Little

Connecting our Latino Youth to Opportunities

Connecting our Latino youth to opportunities Spanish version  Our Latino students are not only the future, but also the present. They are the second largest student group in Montgomery County Public Schools (27.4%), and they represent the highest percentage in Kindergarten (30.7%). Along with African American students, Latino students face many challenges. The academic gap between […]

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June 30, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

New Study Explores Factors for Drop-Out Rate Among Latino Youth (Video)

A crowd of parents, elected officials and local youth gathered in Gaithersburg for one cause – to hear from local leaders about how to connect Latino youth to opportunities, a demographic that according to the 2013 Maryland Report Card from the State Department of Education has the highest drop-out rate in Montgomery County. MyMCMedia’s Valerie Bonk […]

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April 2, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Identity Director Honored at White House (Video)

In honor of his work with Latino youth, Diego Uriburu, Executive Director of Identity, Inc., was one of 10 community leaders recognized by President Obama as a Champion of Change. The recognition took place at the White House on Cesar Chavez Day. MyMCMedia’s Valerie Bonk visited Identity to see Uriburu and his staff in action. He’s […]

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