LAYC works closely with the schools in the communities we serve, often with LAYC staff stationed in those schools. We work with elementary, middle, and high schools to support academic achievement, provide after school activities, instill healthy lifestyles, and connect students and families to other resources.

Pre-High School Services (DC)

Pre-high School ServicesLAYC’s Pre-High School Services team prepares students for high school success. We offer  homework assistance and academic tutoring to improve students’ academic performance as well as enrichment opportunities that aid in students’ personal and social development. We create a safe, caring, and culturally-sensitive environment where students and families build long-term, productive relationships with experienced staff mentors.


Washington, DC: Bancroft Elementary School, Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus, Powell Bilingual Elementary School, Sacred Heart Bilingual Catholic School, and Takoma Eduation Campus.


 Kynai Johnson, Pre-High School Services Program Manager,, (202) 276-2729.

LAYC After School (DC)

LAYC AfterschoolLAYC offers out-of-school time tutoring and enrichment at partner schools. We help improve students’ academic performance by providing
homework assistance and academic tutoring. We also offer enrichment activities such as computer programming and rebuilding, performing arts, character development, and health and fitness.


Washington, DC: Powell Elementary School, Sacred Heart School, Cardozo Education Campus, Raymond Education Campus, Roosevelt Senior High School, and Woodrow Wilson High School in the District of Columbia.


Luis Quiñones, Education Director,, (202) 210-7132

AmeriCorps Academic Mentors (DC and MD)

School-Based AcademicsStudents in our partner school programs benefit from the support of LAYC’s AmeriCorps members who serve their communities by working as Teacher Assistants in elementary, middle and high schools. AmeriCorps members provide students with in-school support such as help with homework, life skills workshops, and enrichment activities. Members also host numerous events to foster relationships among LAYC staff, youth, and parents including parent orientations, field trips, and special school events.


Washington, DC: Powell Elementary School, Sacred Heart School, Cardozo Education Campus, and Raymond Education Campus

Riverdale, MD: Buck Lodge and William Wirt Middle Schools.

DC Contact

Cynthia Macnamara, Interim AmeriCorps Coordinator,, (240) 342-6478

Riverdale, MD Contact

Gabriela Gonzalez, Program Specialist,, (301) 779-2851 x324