Liberty's Promise

Liberty's Promise Providing low-income immigrant youth with the resources to succeed in America.
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Since 2005, we've served more than 5,000 low-income immigrant youth who represent over 120 countries through our after-school civic engagement programs and eight-week internship program. We currently run 27 after-school programs in:

Maryland - City of Baltimore, Baltimore, Montgomery & Prince George's Counties

Virginia - City of Alexandria, Arlington & Fairfax County

Washington D.C.

Britney, a program participant from West Potomac High School, program loves giving back to her community.It’s crucial fo...
01/09/2024

Britney, a program participant from West Potomac High School, program loves giving back to her community.

It’s crucial for young immigrants to participate, contribute, and feel connected to their communities—our programs strive to foster this sense of belonging.

By making a gift of $50/month, you can provide supplies for our youth volunteer in the community every semester!

Last month, students from our program at Gaithersburg High School embarked on a field trip to Georgetown University!Duri...
01/05/2024

Last month, students from our program at Gaithersburg High School embarked on a field trip to Georgetown University!

During the visit, they engaged with multicultural students at Georgetown, delving into insights about the college application process, university academics, professional development, and career options. Following this, students enjoyed a guided tour of the campus, exploring its resources and hearing firsthand experiences from current students.

Meet Ayline, an alumni from our Northwood High School program, who moved to the United States from El Salvador in 2018. ...
01/03/2024

Meet Ayline, an alumni from our Northwood High School program, who moved to the United States from El Salvador in 2018. After graduating in 2022, Ayline received a New Futures scholarship for $7,800, and decided to attend Montgomery College to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice. Check out what she shares about her !

Dawit's journey is a testament to the transformative power of Liberty's Promise. In our program, he found not just a spa...
12/28/2023

Dawit's journey is a testament to the transformative power of Liberty's Promise. In our program, he found not just a space to communicate freely but a safe space to explore his potential without fear. As we aim to support more students like Dawit in pursuing their dreams, consider joining our end-of-year campaign. Let's create more rooms where immigrant youth can be their authentic selves and envision brighter futures!

Donate to our end-of-year giving campaign and help us empower immigrant youth with the tools for success! https://www.libertyspromise.org/support-us

Jonathan, a program alum from Panama, found unwavering support in Liberty's Promise while navigating the complexities of...
12/27/2023

Jonathan, a program alum from Panama, found unwavering support in Liberty's Promise while navigating the complexities of accessing college as an undocumented student.

Your support through our end-of-year campaign ensures more opportunities for immigrant youth like Jonathan to envision diverse paths and flourish in their communities. Let's empower more young minds to see endless possibilities in 2024.

Make an end-of-year gift today: https://www.libertyspromise.org/support-us

Meet Maria, a shining example of resilience and growth from our program at Roosevelt High School. Her words reflect the ...
12/26/2023

Meet Maria, a shining example of resilience and growth from our program at Roosevelt High School. Her words reflect the transformative impact of the LP community, fostering confidence and a sense of belonging.

As we approach the end of the year, your support through our campaign ensures more young individuals like Maria find their voice and embrace opportunities. Together, let's create a community where everyone feels empowered and included this coming year.

Donate to our end-of-year giving campaign today: https://www.libertyspromise.org/support-us

Jaime, an LP alum from El Salvador, found in Liberty's Promise an invaluable resource that paved the way to higher educa...
12/23/2023

Jaime, an LP alum from El Salvador, found in Liberty's Promise an invaluable resource that paved the way to higher education.

Your support through our end-of-year campaign ensures more young individuals like Jaime believe in the possibility of higher education. Let's empower dreams and aspirations together in 2024.

https://www.libertyspromise.org/support-us

Meet Tatiyana, a beacon of compassion and dedication from our program at Montgomery Blair High School. Her words resonat...
12/22/2023

Meet Tatiyana, a beacon of compassion and dedication from our program at Montgomery Blair High School. Her words resonate deeply with the transformative experiences Liberty's Promise offers. As we near the end of the year, your support through our giving campaign ensures that more young individuals like Tatiyana can discover their passions and make a meaningful impact. Let's empower immigrant youth like Tatiyana!

Make an end-of-year gift today: https://www.libertyspromise.org/support-us

Erma, an alum from the Philippines, found inspiration and belonging within Liberty's Promise. Your support through our e...
12/21/2023

Erma, an alum from the Philippines, found inspiration and belonging within Liberty's Promise. Your support through our end-of-year campaign enables more immigrant youth like Erma to find reassurance and belonging in their new communities. Let's continue to empower and support these invaluable experiences in 2024.

Donate to our end-of-year giving campaign today: https://www.libertyspromise.org/support-us

Meet Ayman, a participant from our program at John R. Lewis High School. Brand new to the American Dream, Ayman's journe...
12/21/2023

Meet Ayman, a participant from our program at John R. Lewis High School. Brand new to the American Dream, Ayman's journey echoes the uncertainty many face as young immigrants. Yet, through the unwavering support of Liberty’s Promise, doubts turned into hope. Ayman's gratitude speaks volumes about the transformative power of mentorship and support.

As we reflect on the year's journeys, consider joining our end-of-year campaign to ensure more stories like Ayman's are possible. Your donation fuels dreams and transforms uncertainties into possibilities.

https://www.libertyspromise.org/support-us

Ya Awa, an alum from Gambia, cherishes Liberty's Promise as a hub for connection and learning.Your support through our e...
12/19/2023

Ya Awa, an alum from Gambia, cherishes Liberty's Promise as a hub for connection and learning.

Your support through our end-of-year campaign cultivates spaces where immigrant youth like Ya Awa form bonds and learn from each other's unique journeys. Let's foster more connections and growth in 2024.

Make an end-of-year gift today: https://www.libertyspromise.org/support-us

Meet Jesselyn, a student from our program at Alexandria City High School. Jesselyn’s words echo the heart of our program...
12/18/2023

Meet Jesselyn, a student from our program at Alexandria City High School. Jesselyn’s words echo the heart of our program – uniting dreams and experiences, fostering a community where everyone, regardless of origin, finds common ground and support. At Liberty’s Promise, we witness the power of shared journeys, each other for brighter tomorrows.

As we embark on a new year, your support through our end-of-year campaign ensures that more remarkable individuals like Jesselyn receive the guidance they need. Join us in supporting immigrant youth in 2024, empowering them to forge brighter futures.

Click here to donate to our end-of-year giving campaign today: https://www.libertyspromise.org/support-us

Thank you to everyone who supported Liberty’s Promise on  ! Your generosity and kindness are the driving force behind ou...
11/29/2023

Thank you to everyone who supported Liberty’s Promise on ! Your generosity and kindness are the driving force behind our mission, and we couldn’t be more thankful for each and every one of you who chose to make a difference.

The fourth and final pillar we’re spotlighting this   is college preparedness.Did you know that while the national avera...
11/28/2023

The fourth and final pillar we’re spotlighting this is college preparedness.

Did you know that while the national average high school graduation rate stands at 88%, for young immigrants, it drops to 74%? At Liberty’s Promise, we believe this is unacceptable, and with the generous support of our partners, we’ve been fighting to change this. Through participation in our high school programs, graduation rates have risen to 97% across all of our program locations.

To support our students through the college admissions process, we take them college tours, provide guidance through the application process, share scholarship and financial aid resources, and more. Check out our Lewis High School Civics students on their college tour of Georgetown University! 🏫🎓

Make a gift today at https://www.libertyspromise.org/giving-tuesday

Another pillar of our programs we want to highlight this   is career exploration.This year, our students from the Alexan...
11/28/2023

Another pillar of our programs we want to highlight this is career exploration.

This year, our students from the Alexandria City High School CE-BELL program visited the Amazon Web Services Skills Center. The trip was an amazing experience that allowed youth to learn more about cloud computing and the technology it powers, while also hearing about opportunities to take free classes to earn various certifications that would allow them to work in the tech industry.

Make a gift today at https://www.libertyspromise.org/giving-tuesday

The second pillar we’re highlighting this   is community involvement!See the students from our Wheaton High School progr...
11/28/2023

The second pillar we’re highlighting this is community involvement!

See the students from our Wheaton High School program participating in a park cleanup in Aspen Hill, actively engaging with their community. 🌿🌻

It’s crucial for young immigrants to participate, contribute, and feel connected to their communities—our programs strive to foster this sense of belonging.

Donate to our GivingTuesday campaign today! https://www.libertyspromise.org/giving-tuesday

It's  ! Today, we'll highlight the four pillars of our programs: civic engagement, community involvement, career explora...
11/28/2023

It's ! Today, we'll highlight the four pillars of our programs: civic engagement, community involvement, career exploration, and college preparation.

Last semester, students in our Gaithersburg High School Civics program had a wonderful opportunity to visit Mayor Ashman at City Hall. Our programs ensure that young immigrants learn about community leaders, local issues, and advocacy.

Make a gift to our GivingTuesday campaign today at https://www.libertyspromise.org/giving-tuesday

Students from Liberty’s Promise at West Potomac High School had the amazing opportunity to make a mark on their communit...
11/27/2023

Students from Liberty’s Promise at West Potomac High School had the amazing opportunity to make a mark on their community by painting the iconic rock on their campus. Channeling their creativity, they beautifully represented our mission of empowering young immigrants, adorning the rock with flags representing their countries of origin, alongside their names, leadership roles, handprints, and more! 🎨🌎

Stepping into new opportunities, building a community that’s got your back! 💫 This  , we’re celebrating students like Fr...
11/27/2023

Stepping into new opportunities, building a community that’s got your back! 💫

This , we’re celebrating students like Francisco from John F. Kennedy High School, sharing his journey in our Civic Engagement for Beginning English Language Learners (CE-BELL) program. Run entirely in Spanish, CE-BELL creates a supportive space where students learn, grow, and access resources while mastering English during their school day. 📚✨ Join us in empowering every student’s journey and uncovering all the amazing possibilities ahead!

Grateful for the generosity of NBC4 and Telemundo 44! 🦃 Thanks to their incredible donation, 50 immigrant students and t...
11/20/2023

Grateful for the generosity of NBC4 and Telemundo 44! 🦃 Thanks to their incredible donation, 50 immigrant students and their families will be able to enjoy a warm meal and engage in the American tradition of Thanksgiving this week. 🍁🍂

Special thanks to our dedicated Program Officers and Executive Director for making the turkey deliveries this weekend! 🚚

🗓️ Save the date for  ! 🌟 Join us in supporting immigrant youth like Nafi, a participant in our Civics & Citizenship pro...
11/17/2023

🗓️ Save the date for ! 🌟

Join us in supporting immigrant youth like Nafi, a participant in our Civics & Citizenship program at Montgomery Blair High School. At Liberty's Promise, immigrant youth find more than resources; they find confidence, opportunities, and a community that believes in their potential. Let's make dreams of a brighter future possible together! ✨

libertyspromise.org/giving-tuesday

This month’s Alumni Spotlight shines on Mehma, an alumna from our Civics and Citizenship program at Alexandria City High...
10/24/2023

This month’s Alumni Spotlight shines on Mehma, an alumna from our Civics and Citizenship program at Alexandria City High School. After graduating in 2013, she went on to graduate from James Madison University, and is now a Senior Analyst in the hospitality industry.
Hear more about Mehma’s story in this month’s newsletter and check out our resources for alumni!
https://www.libertyspromise.org/newsletter-october-2023

We are thrilled to share that Liberty's Promise has been highlighted in the National Review, with the publication conclu...
09/01/2023

We are thrilled to share that Liberty's Promise has been highlighted in the National Review, with the publication concluding that "The United States would be better off if every major city had an organization just like it." We are proud of our work to support immigrant youth in our community. Check out the article here https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2023/08/28/learning-to-be-american/

A D.C.-area program helps immigrant students thrive.

Thank you to our supporters who donated, shared, and engaged with our Spring2ACTion campaign this year! Because of you, ...
05/01/2023

Thank you to our supporters who donated, shared, and engaged with our Spring2ACTion campaign this year! Because of you, we are able to make a positive impact on the lives of the immigrant youth in our community.

Today is the day to make your Spring2ACTion donations! Your support can help Alexandria City High School youth like Jess...
04/26/2023

Today is the day to make your Spring2ACTion donations! Your support can help Alexandria City High School youth like Jesselyn, an active participant in our Spanish language program at ACHS. Here’s what she has to say about her experience as an immigrant from El Salvador:

“Moving here and starting school was a very different and special experience. How the systems function in both countries is different, and that was really shocking to me. On top of that, the language was somewhat difficult for me. I think the only thing I could say in English was “Hi, how are you?” Last year I was really bad with my English, but this year I started to make more friends -- people who didn’t speak English -- and be in classes with people who didn’t speak Spanish. That was a challenge for me because the only way I could communicate was to use my English. So, that was something that helped me."

“Also, Liberty’s Promise really helped me. Coming to ACHS was like a 180-degree switch because in El Salvador I had one group of friends, classmates who I had been with from kindergarten to 9th grade, and then I came here. Meeting more people was really like ‘wow!’ But then I started to see how school worked here and it was a beautiful experience, and I’m grateful to be here."

“Last year, which was my freshman year, I wasn’t in any club because I didn’t really know how the school worked and I was scared to meet new people. But I remember at the beginning of this school year, Liberty’s Promise came to one of my classes. My friend and I said, ‘Okay, we’re going to go. We’re going to try to get involved in the community and do something -- do an extracurricular activity -- to be able to meet more people.’ And that was how my friends and I learned about Liberty’s Promise. I think my favorite thing without a doubt has been meeting more people, and meeting people with the same experiences, with maybe the same dreams, dreaming to get ahead and looking for a better life. So, I think that is really a beautiful part of the program – meeting people who are going through the same thing that you are and helping each other.”

Click the link below to make your donation today:
https://www.spring2action.org/organizations/libertyspromise

Tomorrow is Spring2ACTion! Will you be joining us to support the underserved and at-risk immigrant youth in the Alexandr...
04/25/2023

Tomorrow is Spring2ACTion! Will you be joining us to support the underserved and at-risk immigrant youth in the Alexandria City High School community? Read below about Sharmila, an 11th grader from our ACHS Civics and Citizenship program.

Sharmila came to the United States from a small village in the eastern provinces of Afghanistan. She joined Liberty’s Promise in 2023 with her younger sister Sonila, and quickly took on a leadership position, being elected Vice President of the group.

"When we came to the United States, one of my main goals was to get familiar with US culture and learn to speak English. There are a lot of other Afghan and Latino students in my school, however, most of the Afghan students still don’t know how things work, especially the school system. I try my best to share my knowledge with them as I remember how a lot of things were difficult for me at the beginning, but participating in Liberty’s Promise has made it easy for me to learn about how everything works and the different cultures in the country."

“I currently live in a community with a huge Afghan neighborhood that shares the same culture, which is nice, but I want to step out of my community to be more active and meet more people. Before I joined LP I didn’t know about US laws, the college system and career opportunities, but now I feel more comfortable with them all."

“Even in Afghanistan, I wasn’t a good public speaker and always wanted to be quiet and avoid speaking and having conversations with others, which got worse when I moved here. However, LP helped me to be more involved and take a stand and to express my opinions on different topics. My English is also getting better every day and I am feeling comfortable speaking in English with others. It really helps that my program officer at Liberty’s Promise is able to translate and explain things in our native Pashto or Dari language, this is something that doesn’t happen anywhere else."

“LP has changed my thinking style and taught me about culture differences in my new home. I would recommend that everyone join if they want to express their ideas openly without any fear, get involved in discussions, learn about their surroundings, and have fun."

“Alexandria City High School now has a huge Afghan population and almost everyone has different opinions, but they cannot express it and I think it is a good opportunity to join LP to get together and be active in helping our society.”

Click the link below to learn more about how you can support our youth, like Sharmila and Sonila.
https://www.spring2action.org/organizations/libertyspromise

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Spring2ACTion on April 26th! This year, we are participating in this Alexandria-...
04/19/2023

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Spring2ACTion on April 26th! This year, we are participating in this Alexandria-wide event to raise funds to support our after-school programs at Alexandria City High School. These programs provide a safe and supportive space for our young people to learn, grow, and develop the skills they need to succeed, doing so in their native Spanish and Dari (while practicing English). You can support us by clicking the link below:
https://www.spring2action.org/organizations/libertyspromise

It's almost that time of year again. Spring2ACTion is just 50 daysaway. Will you join us? This year we'll be raising fun...
03/08/2023

It's almost that time of year again. Spring2ACTion is just 50 days
away. Will you join us? This year we'll be raising funds to
support our work at Alexandria City High School, where we're
currently running four (4) after-school programs annually as
well as a new initiative supporting our Spanish and Dari-
speaking youth during the school day.
To find out more or sign up to be a fundraiser, click below.
https://www.spring2action.org/organizations/libertyspromise

Click the link below to read more from our March Newsletter.
Read about our updates, resources, and more!
https://www.libertyspromise.org/march-2023-newsletter

It’s the last day to make your year-end gift! Your gift will help provide our youth with the resources they need to prep...
12/31/2022

It’s the last day to make your year-end gift!

Your gift will help provide our youth with the resources they need to prepare them for college and careers. Read below about Febe and her experience with Liberty’s Promise.

Febe is the daughter of two immigrants from Guatemala, but she was born and raised in the United States.

“Being born into an immigrant family can be challenging at times. It's difficult to imagine what my parents go through as immigrants with children in a country where they don’t understand the language or the system. As long as I can remember, I've had to assist my parents with writing emails, applying for jobs, and even translating government documents. Although this was difficult to do, especially when I was younger, I believe it helped me gain many skills that most kids my age don't have. I began attending programs at Liberty's Promise last year when I was a freshman. I found out about the program from a friend, and initially I went to the meetings after school just because my friend was going and because there was free food, but eventually I made some new friends and began to enjoy going to the program. Although I sometimes feel like I'm only a sophomore and won't have to worry about college or my career for a while, I'm beginning to understand why it is so important to learn about certain things early on, so I'm better prepared for when I actually want to apply for college or a job. One thing I appreciate about Liberty Promise is that, while we are learning a lot, it does not feel like we are in a classroom. Our activities and guest speakers are typically interesting and entertaining.”

Click the link below to make your donation:
https://www.libertyspromise.org/support-us

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2900A Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA
22305

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Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
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