LAYC Health Promotions Team Improving Youth Sexual Health

By Noah Hughes-Dunn Young people in our nation’s capital are diagnosed with HIV at almost twice the national rate, according to data from the DC Department of Health. Of the 368 diagnoses made in 2017, 41% were youth between the ages of 13 and 24. Additionally,  city-wide rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia infections are skyrocketing,…

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…

Franklin Peralta

Promotor Franklin Peralta Honored by DC Mayor, Venture Philanthropy Partners, and Superstar Foundation

By Jamie Cotta, Patty Santucci, and Shayna Scholnick Congratulations to Franklin Peralta for being recognized not once but twice this year for his work with youth in our Promotor Pathway® ! In September, he received the 2019 Mayor Muriel Bowser Hispanic Heritage Month Award. Earlier this month, he was awarded Venture Philanthropy Partners’ (VPP) first…

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…