LAYC to Celebrate GED Graduate Ceremony

WASHINGTON, DC, June 26, 2017 – The Latin American Youth Center’s (LAYC) Maryland program, the Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers (MMYC), will host a GED graduation ceremony to celebrate over 35 young people who obtained a GED in the past year through its Montgomery County Steps to Success program, its Montgomery County Conservation Corps, its Prince…

It’s Time to Break out the Caps and Gowns at LAYC!

LAYC’s Promotor Pathway® staff is thrilled to congratulate the 41 program youth who earned their high school diplomas this spring! The Pathway is an intensive, long-term case management model that provides youth facing multiple obstacles with the resources and support they need to reach their education, employment, and life goals. The model, which focuses on…

June 2017 Youth Spotlight: Dorila Martinez

Dorila Martinez is a native Salvadorian and 2017 graduate of High Point High School in Prince George’s County. Dorila didn’t have the typical high school experience; after doing her homework, she often worked nights cleaning offices with her mother. But that didn’t stop her from earning a 3.5 GPA and over 100 hours of community…

Lupi Quinteros-Grady

June 2017 Staff Spotlight: Lupi Quinteros-Grady

Over two decades at LAYC, Lupi Quinteros-Grady has pretty much seen it all. She’s currently the Director of the Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers (MMYC), LAYC’s division in Maryland, and was integral to the decision in 2005 to expand our services to the growing number of immigrant youth who had begun moving to the Maryland suburbs….

LAYC Wins Grant to Lower 9th Grade Drop Out Rate

WASHINGTON, DC, June 9, 2017 – Latin American Youth Center’s (LAYC) President and CEO Lori Kaplan today announced that the organization has been selected by the New York Life Foundation to receive one of 18 Aim High grant awards to support its out-of-school program serving disadvantaged youth. LAYC’s Road Map to Graduation program will receive an…

Avery Gollinge

May 2017 Staff Spotlight: Avery Gollinge

By Juan Callejas, Gaby Martínez, and Mary Jo Vásquez of the DC Prevention Center Wards 1 & 2 As a Community Mobilization Specialist at LAYC, Avery Gollinge is a key member of the DC Prevention Center (DCPC) team. She brings great passion to the work as she supports youth, families, residents, and service providers in the…