For young immigrants without a support network, the American Dream remains … just a dream. Liberty’s Promise creates new possibilities for low-income immigrant youth ages 15-21, helping them achieve their potential and become active, engaged citizens. Each year, 750 participants take a 10-week civics course to enrich their understanding of American democracy and gain first-hand experience: meeting local leaders (many are immigrants themselves), visiting government and municipal offices, and volunteering in the community. A Spanish language version of the program for English language learners builds skills that will help them succeed in the US. Navigating the path to college and careers is central to the curriculum – and this is guidance that immigrant parents, as newcomers to America, are often unable to provide. Some 100 youth also secure 6- or 8-week professional internships where they learn about the American workplace. Since 2005, Liberty's Promise has helped more than 3,500 youth from 117 countries learn about and feel at home in their new country. An investment here builds a stronger America … for everyone.

Awards & Recognition

Distinguished Service Award, MCPS, 2015.

WETA American Graduate Champion, 2014.

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Partner for Peace, 2014

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Partner for Peace, 2013

The Hugh A. Johnson Jr. Memorial Award, 2011

Community Partner, Metropolitan Community Church, 2011


    Budget (FY2015)

    • $3 million or higher
    • The current budget for Liberty's Promise is: $1 million to $3 million
    • $500k to $1 million
    • Less than $500k

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