IN THE MEDIA
“Using the metro for the first time in the US was scary for me, but Liberty’s Promise helped me to overcome my fear.”
– 16-year-old Iranian youth from Fairfax
In September 2014 Bob Ponichtera, Executive Director of Liberty’s Promise, was recognized by WETA-TV as an American Graduate Champion for his work with immigrant youth in honor of America Graduate Day. Check out his America Graduate Day video (which also features some of our youth)..
In 2011, Bob Ponichtera, Executive Director of Liberty’s Promise, was recognized at the September 13th meeting of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for LP’s partnership with Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. By providing 95 immigrant youth with library internships in the past three years, FCPL received a 2011 Achievement Award from The National Association of Counties.
In 2011, Montgomery College TV interviewed Ms. Austin Morris, Program Officer for Wheaton High School & Downtown Silver Spring for its program, Crossroads Café (episode 24).
To read the articles, click on the links below. You will need adobe acrobat reader to view the articles.
“Local Youth Interns at Lorton Library” -12 January 2011 — Patch.com
“An American Future: Internship Program”- Summer 2010 – Show of Hands, Volunteer Newsletter of Fairfax County Public Library
“After-school program helps immigrants excel” - 9 December 2009 — The Gazette: Gaithersburg Edition
“Teen immigrants face unique challenges” – 21 May 2008 — Medill Reports Washington
“Citizenship Lessons from the Top” - 1 May 2008 — Washington Post
“Buscan jóvenes latinos para hacerlos excitosos” – 8 June 2007 — El Comercio
“Liberty’s Promise: Helping New Americans Get Involved” - Winter 2007 — Silver Spring International
“Civics classes help fulfill Liberty’s Promise: Virginia nonprofit teachers basics of government to refugees, immigrants” – 6 Dec. 2006 — Silver Spring Gazette
“Foreign students foster a Promise” – 20 May 2006 — The Washington Times
“Se habló de inmigración, educactión y política Legislador Moran se reúne con estudiantes” – 31 March 2006 — Washington Hispanic
<span style=”color: #000000;”>To find out when the episode will run in your area, check out <a href=”http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/mctv/programschedule.html”>MCTV’s programming schedule</a> (Crossroads Café – episode 24).</span>