Latin American Youth Center receives award from The Kresge Foundation for Innovative Approach to Human Services

Latin American Youth Center receives $500,000 grant and will participate in a two-year leadership program WASHINGTON, DC, November 16, 2017 – Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) was selected by The Kresge Foundation as one of 13 path-breaking human services organizations for an inaugural Next Generation cohort that will continue to develop innovative approaches to human…

Latin American Youth Center’s 7th Annual Breakfast for Heroes

WASHINGTON, DC, October 17, 2017 – On Wednesday, October 25, Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) will host its 7th Annual Breakfast for Heroes. Our Heroes’ support directly impacts the region’s most disadvantaged youth, ensuring they are equipped to reach their full potential. This year we will be honoring special hero Congressman Joaquín Castro, for his dedication and…

LAYC Opens Search for New President and CEO

Washington, D.C., August 14, 2017 – The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) announces today that it has opened a search for a new President and CEO. After 38 years of extraordinary leadership, LAYC’s current President and CEO, Lori Kaplan will step down following the identification of her successor. “The new President and CEO will build…

LAYC to Celebrate GED Graduate Ceremony

WASHINGTON, DC, June 26, 2017 – The Latin American Youth Center’s (LAYC) Maryland program, the Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers (MMYC), will host a GED graduation ceremony to celebrate over 35 young people who obtained a GED in the past year through its Montgomery County Steps to Success program, its Montgomery County Conservation Corps, its Prince…

LAYC Wins Grant to Lower 9th Grade Drop Out Rate

WASHINGTON, DC, June 9, 2017 – Latin American Youth Center’s (LAYC) President and CEO Lori Kaplan today announced that the organization has been selected by the New York Life Foundation to receive one of 18 Aim High grant awards to support its out-of-school program serving disadvantaged youth. LAYC’s Road Map to Graduation program will receive an…