LAYC featured in article about youth and homelessness in DC

LAYC’s work with homeless youth is featured in an article published by How Housing Matters, an online portal that provides access to the growing body of research on how housing matters to other pivotal drivers of individual and community success.  This research is curated by the Urban Institute. Drop-in centers like Sasha Bruce’s in Barracks…

LAYC Alumni Staff: Shining Examples of LAYC Values!

Annually, at least 30% of LAYC’s full- and part-time staff are alumni of LAYC’s programs in DC and Maryland. These staff represent a spectrum of programs: AmeriCorps, River Corps, housing, Teen Center, workforce, Montgomery County Conservation Corps, and education. Staff make invaluable contributions to the youth and programs they work for and are glowing representatives…

Nancy Miranda: LAYC Hero and Program Alumna!

Nancy Miranda jokingly says that she is an LAYC youth “from back in the day,” when LAYC was located on 15th Street NW and youth affectionately called LAYC’s Teen Center “La Peña.” She notes that while LAYC was not as structured and diverse in programs as it is today, the impact LAYC and its staff…

Promotor Pathway® graduation celebration

LAYC’s Promotor Pathway® program hosted a graduation celebration in June for 46 young people in the program who completed high school this year. Over almost 10 years, the Pathway has served 871 youth, supporting the region’s most vulnerable youth to succeed academically, obtain employment or post-secondary education, and improve the practice of healthy behaviors for…

LAYC/MMYC Prince George’s County Summer Programs


This year’s summer programs in Prince George’s County touched the lives of over 250 young people in our region, ages 12-15. During these five-week programs, youth focused on their academic and life skills and the keys to a successful middle school or high school experience. Our goal was for youth to have fun and keep…