Posts by Jamie Cotta

AmeriCorps Members Reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

LAYC’s AmeriCorps program provides an opportunity for young adults who are considering a career in youth development or social service to gain experience in a real-world setting and develop useful skills. In DC, LAYC AmeriCorps members serve at Powell Elementary School, Bancroft Elementary School Takoma Education Campus, and LAYC’s Teen Center. Members provide students with…

Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Spirit and Legacy

On January 21st, LAYC’s Housing, Education, and Wellness staff, AmeriCorps members, volunteers from the Human Rights Campaign, and community members commemorated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event, held at Rita Bright Family and Youth Center, included MLK-themed activities, service work, a panel discussion about the impact of and experiences…

Daniel Selgado

December Youth Spotlight: Daniel Salgado

This September, LAYC said hasta pronto, but not goodbye, to Daniel Salgado, a seven-year member of the Promotor Pathway® family. The Pathway provides intensive 24/7 case management to youth up to the age of 24, for a period of 4-6 years, on average. When Daniel turned 24 this fall, we reflected on his inspiring development into…

LAYC Youth Academic and Employment Success in Prince George’s County

Youth in LAYC’s Promotor Pathway® and workforce programs in Prince George’s (PG) County are reporting remarkable achievements this year! With the help of dedicated LAYC staff and a productive partnership with Prince George’s County Public Schools’ (PGCPS) McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program through Title 1, some of the County’s most at-risk youth…

AU’s School of Public Affairs Offers LAYC Staff Executive Leadership Training

Thanks to generous pro-bono support from American University’s (AU) School of Public Affairs (SPA), 45 LAYC program directors and managers are currently participating in a customized Key Executive Leadership training program that challenges good managers to become extraordinary leaders. The program, which provides executive coaching and experiential learning, is led by world-renowned instructors and incorporates…

June 2018 Youth Spotlight: Karen

Karen* and a talented group of LAYC Art + Media students are proudly displaying their nature-centered art on WMATA buses this summer! As part of LAYC’s six-week summer 2017 2nd Nature program, Karen and five other LAYC graphic design students collaborated with the National Park Service of the National Capital Region (NPS) to create posters…