September 20, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Most MCPS Student Dropouts Over Past Years Were Latino

About three-fifths of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students who dropped out over the last three years were Latino. 2,151 students have dropped out, and 1,335 were Latino. Minority students and students who don’t speak English as a first language are more likely to drop out of school. In the 2017-18 school year, about half […]

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June 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Wheaton Revitalization Project Reaches New Milestone

County leaders showed up in Wheaton on Wednesday to thank Clark Construction workers for reaching a new milestone in the Wheaton Revitalization Project — the project is now 60% complete. The structure for the 308,000 square-foot, 14-story tall building — which will be home to several Montgomery County Government offices and the Maryland National-Capital Park […]

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May 21, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

County Cable Montgomery Receives Emmy Nomination for Hispanic Heritage 2018 Video

The first Latina woman in the history of Montgomery County to be part of the Council, and current president, Nancy Navarro, is celebrating the Emmy Award nomination for the video “Hispanics: One endless voice to enhance our traditions” which highlights the contributions of the Latino community through art, culture, music and cuisine.    For five years, […]

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September 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala Honors 78 Scholars (VIDEO)

The 2016 Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala honored 78 scholars on Thursday night at The Fillmore in Silver Spring. “The 2016 class of scholars represents the immense diversity in our county,” said Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra, video: Selected awardees are attending 14 colleges and universities throughout the […]

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October 8, 2015 | Aline Barros

ESOL Students Share “Stories of Migrating Youth” in Silver Spring (PHOTOS)

In commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month, more than 30 ESOL students from Sherwood High School were part of a project called Migrating Lives: Migrating Stories of Our Youth- a community outreach program offered at the Sandy Spring Museum. On Oct. 7, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and Montgomery County Public Libraries Director Parker Hamilton joined these students to […]

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September 30, 2015 | Aline Barros

County Council Commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting a conversation with Latino leaders on Sept. 29 to talk about social justice issues that still affects the community. Each year Americans observe Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. Latino leaders talked about inclusion, diversity in the workforce, the use of minority-owned […]

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September 29, 2015 | Aline Barros

Latino Leaders Talk Education, Civic Engagement at Hispanic Heritage Celebration (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Latino leaders in the county, whose work on social justice issues have helped shape the community, talked about inclusion, diversity in the workforce, the use minority-owned contractors, civic engagement for Latino families, parental engagement, and more at the “The Current State of the Latino Community in Montgomery County” event in Rockville. The meeting was hosted by […]

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September 28, 2015 | Aline Barros

County Council to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Rockville (VIDEO)

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, the Montgomery County Council is scheduled to host a special event on “The Current State of the Latino Community in Montgomery County” on Sept 29 in Rockville. The event is expected to include Latino leaders in the county whose work on social justice issues have helped shape the community. There will […]

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September 14, 2015 | Aline Barros

Navarro Says Maryland Students Are The Community’s “Most Precious Jewels” (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro praised awardees at the Montgomery County Executive’s Hispanic Gala on Sept. 10 at The Fillmore in Silver Spring. In this MyMCMedia Extra, Navarro says the community’s young demographic is “our most precious jewels.” Take a look: Seventy-seven Maryland students were the recipients of the 2015 Maryland Hispanic Achievement Scholarships presented at […]

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September 11, 2015 | Aline Barros

Maryland Student Says Donald Trump is Misinformed (VIDEO)

Yannick Diouf, a Rockville resident and business student at the University of Maryland College Park, shares his thoughts on Donald Trump and says the Republican presidential candidate is misinformed when it comes to the immigrant community. Take a look at this MyMCMedia Extra: Diouf was one of the awardees at the Montgomery County Executive’s Hispanic […]

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