Back-To-School Donations Abound!

It’s back-to-school season, and LAYC wants to give a special thanks to the many donors who came together to support our youth as they started the school year. For the second summer in a row, our friends from the McDonald’s Hispanic Owner-Operator Association (MHOOA) and Martin Brower came together to collect back-to-school backpacks. This year,…

Volunteer Spotlight: Paul Gomero

Fundraising for a multi-million dollar nonprofit is a complicated, time-consuming, and paper-heavy process. I started an effort to create a searchable, digital-format catalog of our more than 40-year history of grant funding (housed in our office in paper form) several months ago, but it soon became apparent it would be too time-consuming for me to…

Partner Spotlight: The National Park Service

NPS’ mission is to “preserve the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.” LAYC’s on-going partnership with NPS fits this criteria perfectly. LAYC programs and participants have benefited from partnerships with NPS to create new and meaningful opportunities for youth…

Data Word Cloud

Partner Spotlight: Deloitte Consulting, LLP

At LAYC, program data drives many decisions: from using data to inform program improvement to tracking log-term outcomes for program participants. With over 50 programs in action in four place-based sites, school based sites, and dozens of service points through partner schools and organizations, LAYC creates and collects a lot of data. Thanks to our…

engageDC GWU Volunteers

Partner Spotlight: The George Washington University’s Honey W. Nashman Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement

  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….

Midlands DC

Partner Spotlight: The Midlands Beer Garden

Peyton Sherwood, Robin Webb Allen, and Trent Allen have worked together over the last few years with different restaurants and bars in the DMV.  They came together to open a true community watering hole in the Parkview community of DC, The Midlands Beer Garden on 3333 Georgia Ave, NW. The owners reached out to LAYC…