Social Work Month 2017

LAYC Thanks its Social Workers

LAYC was pleased to celebrate the talents and dedication of its social workers during Social Work Month! Over 20 staff are licensed social workers stationed at all of LAYC’s sites and working in all program areas. Their special skills, commitment, and warm smiles make it possible to meet the comprehensive needs of our youth. Please…

MLK Day 2017 Riverdale

LAYC’s 2017 MLK Day

We were proud to answer Dr. King’s question, “What are you doing for others?” by hosting three National Day of Service events in all three of our jurisdictions in Washington, DC, and Prince George’s and Montgomery counties in Maryland. From knitting scarves for the homeless to picking up trash in their communities (and a bit…

United National Association of the National Capital Area Community Human Rights Award

LAYC Receives the Distinguished 2016 United Nations Association of the National Capital Area Community Human Rights Award

Pictured above from left: LAYC President & CEO Lori Kaplan, Board Chair Antonio Marquez, participant Kory Molina, and Board member Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr. LAYC was honored as the recipient of the 2016 Community Human Rights Award given by the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area. LAYC joined international advocates, community members, ambassadors,…

Coat Drive

Help us Reach Our Goal of Collecting 350 Coats!

It’s time for our annual coat drive supporting the youth and families in our community. This year, we are pleased to partner with the LAYC Career Academy, YouthBuild, and Next Step Public Charter Schools to identify youth in need. And, we’re thankful for members of LAYC’s Associate Board who are collecting coats at their respective…

Todas las Manos Cultural Event and Artist Tour

The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) co-hosted Todas Las Manos, an afternoon of poetry, music, and inspired conversation in memory of Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt, with American University Museum at the Katzen Center, Institute of Policy Studies, and Aviva Kempner, Sunday, September 11, 2 p.m., at the Kay Spiritual Life Center at American…

Summer Youth Connect Networking Breakfast

Montgomery County Summer Youth Connect Networking Breakfast A Success!

“Don’t be afraid go out on a limb, that’s generally where the fruit is,” said Gabriel Albornoz, Director of the Montgomery County Recreation Department and former LAYC director of advocacy to a room of 120 youth and 38 employers attending the Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers’ (MMYC) Summer Youth Connect Networking Breakfast, a networking opportunity for youth and…