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Community Partner Spotlight: Latin American Youth Center

Get to know our EngageDC community partner, Latin American Youth Center, and GWU volunteers Noah Wexler and Clark Lunday.#GWServes

Posted by GW Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service on Monday, March 27, 2017

 

Every afternoon, students from the neighborhood come to LAYC’s DC Teen Center for after-school programs in academics, art, media, and leadership. We are proud to be a community partner with The George Washington University’s (GWU) Honey W. Nashman Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement through engageDC, which connects students with service opportunities in DC.

The 2016-2017 school year was the first year of the partnership. The DC Teen Center’s engageDC leader Noah Wexler worked with four volunteers during the first semester and 10 volunteers during the second semester. GWU volunteers have become an integral part of the DC Teen Center’s programming, working primarily with the Latin Youth Leadership Council and the Faircliff Plaza West after-school program. Volunteers also support the Teen Center’s weekly guitar and cooking classes. The engageDC volunteers have had a great time helping out the Teen Center and have made lasting friendships with staff and students. The Teen Center and the Nashman Center are looking forward to another year of service and community empowerment!

Big thanks to the 2016-2017 GWU volunteers Noah Wexler, Clark Lunday, Arianis Blanco, Lauren Ciemniecki, Marie De-Messou, Laura Gonzalez, Isa Gosen-Capellin, Laura Mediavilla-Redondo, Harris Stephens, Erin Rutherford, Hannah Weckstein.

Pictured in header image: Mitchell Oertel, far right, and David Kolokolo,  far left, teach guitar to youth at the Faircliff Plaza West after-school program.

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