Development & Communications Manager, (202) 319-2253.
LAYC staff are available to comment on and analyze a wide range of topics related to youth development: in-school and out-of-school-time programs for middle and high school youth, prevention education and treatment services, residential housing, workforce training, arts and media programming, and much more.
LAYC experts include:
- Lori Kaplan, President & CEO - Thought leader on positive youth development for minority and immigrant youth, nonprofit leadership, development of high quality public charter schools, and related topics.
- Sandy Gutierrez, Chief Operating Officer - Program design and alignment for comprehensive youth-serving agencies, professional development for staff retention, operations management at a complex community-based multi-service organization.
- Jose Carlos Vera, MAS LCSW, CACIII, Director of Social Services - Understanding and providing programs that address mental health, substance abuse, and foster care issues affecting immigrant and minority youth.
- Luisa Montero, Managing Director, Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers - Designing programs to serve immigrant and minority youth in under-resourced and suburban communities.
We look forward to working with you!