LAYC celebrates 10 years serving
the Riverdale community at the University of Maryland's Center
for Educational Partnership
Photo courtesy of the University of Maryland Office of Community Engagement.
From left: Carlo Colella, University of Maryland Vice President; Dannielle Glaros, Prince George's County Councilmember, Luisa Montero-Diaz, Mid-county Regional Service Center Director for Montgomery County and former MMYC Director, Rushern Baker, Prince George's County Executive; Gloria Aparicio Blackwell, Director of the Office of Community Engagement at the University of Maryland; Lori Kaplan, LAYC President & CEO; Lupi Quinteros-Grady, MMYC Acting Managing Director; Eric Olson, former Prince George's County Councilmember; and Maryland Senator Paul Pinksy.
Ten years ago, the CEP space was a former university owned warehouse, but due to a vibrant partnership between the
University of Maryland and the Latin American Youth Center, Riverdale residents now enjoy a multi-faceted community center with a mission to support individual and group learning, growth and advancement. CEP programs include extended-day instruction, adult and teen education, on-site counseling, homework assistance, and various recreational events.