Honoring Laura Yeomans and Richard Renner

(Pictured: Lori Kaplan, Richard Renner, Laura Yeomans and Angela Gonzalez) By: Angela Gonzalez, Host Homes Program Manager LAYC is honored to have recognized Laura Yeomans and Richard Renner, foster parents extraordinaire, at our recent Breakfast for Heroes. Laura and Richard are truly champions in the lives of the most vulnerable youth in Maryland. Since 2013,…

LAYC and D.C. United Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

On Wednesday, October 11th, D.C. United and Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) teamed up to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Sixty youth from LAYC after-school programs in D.C. and Maryland visited Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and participated in a two-hour event that included a soccer clinic and panel discussion. The youth enjoyed an hour of exercise, co-ed drills,…

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…

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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…