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…

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…