For 48 years, the Latin American Youth Center has been committed to transforming the lives of low-income young people and their families. Take a glance at our demographics and achievements in the last fiscal year, and find more in-depth information in our Annual Report or our Youth Spotlights.

Youth Demographics

LAYC served 3,884 individuals between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015.

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In DC 417 students received an average of 52 hours of after-school homework assistance and enrichment activities. 42 youth in Maryland earned their GED.

Job Readiness

145 participants became ready for employment and entered the job placement phase of the program, 96 obtained employment, and 51 enrolled in college. 230 youth in Maryland gained work experience through internships with local employers.

Safe Housing

117 youth were placed in safe, secure housing through one of LAYC’s housing programs.

Health and Wellness

584 youth received free STI/HIV and/or pregnancy tests.

Our Impact

Impact in Action

Each year, LAYC participants break down barriers to their success: they finish their education, win scholarships, get jobs, find safe places to live, and delight us with their strength and perseverance. Check out some of their stories.