MLK Day 2017 Riverdale

LAYC’s 2017 MLK Day

We were proud to answer Dr. King’s question, “What are you doing for others?” by hosting three National Day of Service events in all three of our jurisdictions in Washington, DC, and Prince George’s and Montgomery counties in Maryland. From knitting scarves for the homeless to picking up trash in their communities (and a bit…

Kony Serrano

January 2017 Staff Spotlight: Kony Serrano

By Jettie Norfleet, Adelante Program Manager Kony Serrano joined LAYC’s Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers (MMYC) in August 2015 as a youth case manager for the Adelante program, a partnership with the George Washington University School of Public Health serving the Langley Park community. Since joining the MMYC family, Kony has consistently demonstrated an ability to…

Alexander Palacios

January 2017 Youth Spotlight: Alexander Palacios

by Alexander Palacios When I was in high school, I struggled to get motivated for my education. Every time I was in class, I felt bored because the subjects were not interesting and the teachers were not supportive. I soon formally withdrew, because I had stopped attending school. When my baby brother was born, my…

Katie Piura

December 2016 Staff Spotlight: Katie Piura

by Elizabeth Mohler, Clinical Supervisor Katie Piura joined the Behavioral Health team just over a year ago, and has already made her mark as one of the first bilingual Spanish/English Community Based Interventions (CBI) provider in the District of Columbia. CBI services are intensive, time-limited mental health services for youth ages 6–21 with serious emotional problems and…

United National Association of the National Capital Area Community Human Rights Award

LAYC Receives the Distinguished 2016 United Nations Association of the National Capital Area Community Human Rights Award

Pictured above from left: LAYC President & CEO Lori Kaplan, Board Chair Antonio Marquez, participant Kory Molina, and Board member Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr. LAYC was honored as the recipient of the 2016 Community Human Rights Award given by the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area. LAYC joined international advocates, community members, ambassadors,…