Celebrating 5 Years of Maryland Montgomery County Conservation Corps!

On April 5th we celebrated five years of LAYC/MMYC’s Maryland Montgomery County Conservation Corps (MCCC)! Since the program began, our MCCC staff and regional partners have provided youth with opportunities to work toward earning their GED and gain hands-on experience while completing projects designed around conservation principles in local parks, nurseries, and other regional sites….

Art Therapy at LAYC Is Helping Youth Communicate, Reflect, and Heal

By Rebeca Carvajal, LAYC mental health counselor LAYC youth face many mental health challenges that can stem from complex family issues, homelessness, substance use, immigration status, and trauma. As a mental health counselor with a Master of Art Therapy degree, I regularly integrate art therapy techniques in my counseling work to connect with youth and…

Announcing LAYC’s 2018 Board Executive Committee

Please join me in welcoming the new leadership team to the LAYC board of directors! Our executive committee members represent the academic, nonprofit, and business sectors, as well as community-based organizations. Their impressive and diverse set of skills and expertise will help guide LAYC in the coming year as we transition to a new President…

Latin American Youth Center Announces New President and CEO, Lupi Quinteros-Grady

Current LAYC President and CEO Lori Kaplan will step down on June 1, 2018 Washington, D.C., April 3, 2018 – The board of directors of Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) is pleased to announce the selection of Lupi Quinteros-Grady as the organization’s next President and CEO. Lupi is currently the Managing Director of LAYC’s Maryland…

LAYC Advocates for Immigrant Justice

The hostility of the current presidential administration has created a continual assault on the communities that LAYC serves, particularly immigrant populations. We discussed the new environment surrounding immigration issues with LAYC’s Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers’ Community Schools coordinator, Tatiana Sandoval, herself a Dreamer facing the uncertain future of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA:…