Posts by Latin American Youth Center

Six Common Questions about DACA

Do you know the facts? LAYC staff and youth were devastated at the cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. It is our hope that in the coming months the US Congress will find a permanent solution for these young people. In light of this change, we hope to answer a few…

Chess Challenge at LAYC

As of June 30, 2017, Chess Challenge in DC (CCinDC) transferred its programming to Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) and has dissolved as a separate not-for-profit organization. CCinDC has achieved an awesome ten-year track record of success, and everyone at LAYC hopes to keep their model strong and thriving for years to come! LAYC is…

Back-To-School Donations Abound!

It’s back-to-school season, and LAYC wants to give a special thanks to the many donors who came together to support our youth as they started the school year. For the second summer in a row, our friends from the McDonald’s Hispanic Owner-Operator Association (MHOOA) and Martin Brower came together to collect back-to-school backpacks. This year,…

And Those Who Are on Their Way

One of LAYC’s most popular summer programs is called Roadmap to Graduation. The program, funded by the New York Life Foundation, lasts five weeks and provides academic assistance and enrichment to 50 rising 9th graders in Prince George’s county over the summer. Our youth are followed all through high school to ensure they graduate on time….

Youth Writers Team up with Shout Mouse to Tell Their Stories

LAYC’s Latino Youth Leadership Council (LYLC) is a group of Latinx youth dedicated to developing their leadership skills while focusing on social justice issues in our community. With support from LAYC and our partnership with ShoutMouse, the group worked this summer on their personal stories for a graphic memoir collection. Their goal is to change the the…

A Hug from Michele Obama – How Great Is That?

Shaniya Williams, LAYC’s summer intern in our Health Promotion Program, came to the LAYC through our awesome partnership with Urban Alliance. As part of her summer experience she had an amazing opportunity to meet former First Lady Michelle Obama. Not only that, Ms. Obama herself posted a picture of their meeting on her Instagram account…