LAYC Advocates for Immigrant Justice

The hostility of the current presidential administration has created a continual assault on the communities that LAYC serves, particularly immigrant populations. We discussed the new environment surrounding immigration issues with LAYC’s Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers’ Community Schools coordinator, Tatiana Sandoval, herself a Dreamer facing the uncertain future of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA:…

Create the Way You Want to Be Remembered: A Thoughtful and Caring Estate Plan

Today there are more opportunities for financial creativity in estate planning than ever. In addition to the traditional will, there are many ways to transfer assets to others, depending on what you want to accomplish: Providing for loved ones, Continuing support of your favorite philanthropies, Reducing taxes for you or your heirs, Simplifying the transfer…

Donor Spotlight: Nicole Hanrahan

In January, 2018, tragedy touched one of LAYC’s own: Nicole Hanrahan, Executive Director of LAYC Career Academy Public Charter School and former LAYC Chief Strategy Officer and Interim Chief Operating Officer, experienced a devastating fire at her home. In her family’s time of need, however, Nicole and her husband’s thoughts turned to how they could…

February 2018 Youth Spotlight: Lorena

Lorena* is delighted to be a part of the Digital and Media Arts Program at LAYC, held in our Teen Center, a dynamic space that hosts an array of after-school programming, including academic tutoring, leadership, recreation, and art and media classes. Lorena has been a part of LAYC’s Art + Media programs for four years….

MLK Day of Service

The spirit of Dr. King was alive and well during the Latin American Youth Center’s Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers’ (LAYC/MMYC) events held in Prince George’s County on Monday. We were honored to hold two events honoring Dr. King’s legacy, serving almost 900 students, families, and community members. At LAYC/MMYC’s Riverdale site, Councilwoman Dannielle M. Glaros, numerous…

November 2017 Youth Spotlight: Deyssy and Santos

With Humility and Confidence, Latina Youth Start a Movement Deyssy Mosso and Santos Amaya, two young women with passion, vision, and persistence, are attempting to create equitable and just conditions for immigrant youth through LAYC’s Latino Youth Leadership Council (LYLC). In fact, Deyssy and Santos are the LYLC founders, and in under a year they…