April 2017 Youth Spotlight: Brenda Peña

Brenda Peña

Brenda, 17, plans to become a public health researcher focusing on sexually transmitted infections in low-income communities. She owes her new aspirations to her mentor Maximilian who introduced her to the varied career paths in health care. He specializes in global health at a government agency. Until a few months ago, Brenda thought she’d become…

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Upcoming Events

  • Health Careers Panel Discussion

    So you want to be a Nurse? Public Health Professional? EMT? Medical Assistant? Doctor? Join us for a health careers panel followed by a Q&A

  • LAYC Gala 2017

    Honoring Capital One for their outstanding partnership with LAYC and our community, and Lori M. Kaplan for 30 years as LAYC's President & CEO.

  • Food Bank Distribution

    Receive free food every third Thursday of the month. Food distribution is on a first come, first serve basis. Please bring your own bags.

  • Parent Workshop on Child Abuse Laws and Prevention (Spanish)

    This workshop is presented in Spanish. Attend to: Know your rights as a parent Learn about laws regarding child well-being Learn how to prevent