Posts by Latin American Youth Center

November 2017 Youth Spotlight: Deyssy and Santos

With Humility and Confidence, Latina Youth Start a Movement Deyssy Mosso and Santos Amaya, two young women with passion, vision, and persistence, are attempting to create equitable and just conditions for immigrant youth through LAYC’s Latino Youth Leadership Council (LYLC). In fact, Deyssy and Santos are the LYLC founders, and in under a year they…

Honoring Laura Yeomans and Richard Renner

(Pictured: Lori Kaplan, Richard Renner, Laura Yeomans and Angela Gonzalez) By: Angela Gonzalez, Host Homes Program Manager LAYC is honored to have recognized Laura Yeomans and Richard Renner, foster parents extraordinaire, at our recent Breakfast for Heroes. Laura and Richard are truly champions in the lives of the most vulnerable youth in Maryland. Since 2013,…

Latin American Youth Center receives award from The Kresge Foundation for Innovative Approach to Human Services

Latin American Youth Center receives $500,000 grant and will participate in a two-year leadership program WASHINGTON, DC, November 16, 2017 – Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) was selected by The Kresge Foundation as one of 13 path-breaking human services organizations for an inaugural Next Generation cohort that will continue to develop innovative approaches to human…

Latin American Youth Center’s 7th Annual Breakfast for Heroes

WASHINGTON, DC, October 17, 2017 – On Wednesday, October 25, Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) will host its 7th Annual Breakfast for Heroes. Our Heroes’ support directly impacts the region’s most disadvantaged youth, ensuring they are equipped to reach their full potential. This year we will be honoring special hero Congressman Joaquín Castro, for his dedication and…

Youth Artist Interview – Meet Jackie

By: Hunter Flores, former youth participant Hi, LAYC! I’m Hunter, a former youth participant and LAYC AmeriCorps member. To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, I wanted to profile one of our young Latinx artists at LAYC. Please enjoy this interview with Jackie Ruiz, age 17. How did you first find LAYC? I first started here as…

#RiseAbove Hate with Comics Without Borders

LAYC is a proud member of UnidosUS’ #RiseAbove campaign that seeks to “share stories of communities working together to build the America we aspire to be.” In honor of this campaign, we’re delighted to share a comic book memoir created by LAYC youth this summer. Latin American Youth Center partnered with Shout Mouse Press, an…