LAYC featured in article about youth and homelessness in DC

LAYC’s work with homeless youth is featured in an article published by How Housing Matters, an online portal that provides access to the growing body of research on how housing matters to other pivotal drivers of individual and community success.  This research is curated by the Urban Institute. Drop-in centers like Sasha Bruce’s in Barracks…

Promotor Pathway® graduation celebration

LAYC’s Promotor Pathway® program hosted a graduation celebration in June for 46 young people in the program who completed high school this year. Over almost 10 years, the Pathway has served 871 youth, supporting the region’s most vulnerable youth to succeed academically, obtain employment or post-secondary education, and improve the practice of healthy behaviors for…

LAYC/MMYC Prince George’s County Summer Programs


This year’s summer programs in Prince George’s County touched the lives of over 250 young people in our region, ages 12-15. During these five-week programs, youth focused on their academic and life skills and the keys to a successful middle school or high school experience. Our goal was for youth to have fun and keep…

Run for Team LAYC in the Marine Corps Marathon or 10K! 


Last year, LAYC became one of 95 local Charity Partners of the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM). One of the largest marathons in the US, MCM is known as “The People’s Marathon,” as it doesn’t offer prize money. Its mission is to promote physical fitness, generate community goodwill, and showcase the US Marine Corps. The MCM…

Wrapping up a Culinary Arts Summer

Last week marked the end of DC’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) program, which meant 17 young people wrapped up a six-week Culinary Arts intensive with LAYC’s Food & Nutrition Program. Youth spent the summer at LAYC honing their cooking skills, learning about work opportunities in the food industry, and exploring foods from different cultures….

Youth Serving Up Mouth-Watering Us Southern Dishes at LAYC

Summer is in full swing at Latin American Youth Center. Through DC’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), 18 young people are working in our Food & Nutrition Program to hone their cooking skills, learn about work opportunities in the food industry, and explore foods from different cultures. Throughout this six-week intensive, youth are writing blog…