LAYC provides multi-lingual, culturally sensitive programs in:
Educational programs include standards-based culturally competent year-round tutoring and homework assistance, healthy recreation and fitness, computer literacy classes, and college preparation.
Community Wellness offers education, outreach, and leadership development to promote physical and mental health and community peace-building.
Social Services programs strengthen the family unit as the primary foundation for youth development through counseling, prevention, child placement, and residential housing.
Workforce Investment programs assist out-of-school youth build the skills they need to obtain and retain meaningful employment through a holistic program of job readiness and life skills training, job placement services, computer instruction, and preparation to pass the General Education Development (GED) examination.
Art + Media programs encourage youth to experience the power of their art as a means of self-expression and as a tool for exploring community issues. Creative abilities are developed through classes in fine arts, photography, video, radio, and media production, music, and creative writing.
Advocacy programs work to influence public policy and practices and social systems that affect low-income and minority youth in Washington, D.C. and Maryland.
Technical assistance is provided through Impacto Consulting, LAYC's nonprofit consulting firm, whose purpose is to promote positive youth development by sharing LAYC's decades of experience creating, refining, and evaluating quality programs.