Join Latin American Youth Center’s team and make a difference for low-income and immigrant youth throughout the region! We offer opportunities to empower a diverse population of youth to achieve a successful transition to adulthood through multi-cultural, comprehensive, and innovative programs that address youths’ social, academic, and career needs.

Throughout Washington DC and Maryland’s Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties, our staff serve the region’s most deserving youth. LAYC staff provide GED and job readiness programs, HIV and pregnancy testing, arts and recreation, mental health and substance use treatment, housing assistance, and other services.

As the area’s youth development needs have grown, LAYC has grown, too. We have a staff of nearly 200, operating at three sites and at dozens of service points through partner organizations and schools.  Our annual budget is $16 million.

While career opportunities are available in fields ranging from case management to administration, all LAYC staff are youth developers. Everything we do is within a positive youth development framework, which involves engaging young people in achieving their full potential by providing opportunities and services along with the mentoring support of a competent, caring adult.

At LAYC you will find smart people, innovative programs, commitment for our area’s youth, strong leadership, and diversity that reflects the communities we serve.

We hope that you consider joining us. Working at LAYC will change your life, as you change lives.

Read about the staff at LAYC who are building successful futures for our area’s most deserving youth in Staff Spotlights.

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Family Resource Specialist (Full-time, Washington, DC)

Outreach Worker – Program Specialist (Full-time, Prince Georges County)

Foster Care Program Manager III

General Health Coordinator (Full-Time, Washington DC)

Community Schools Coordinator (Full-time, Prince George’s County)

Rental Assistant, Housing for Hope (Part-Time, Prince George’s County) 

Street Outreach, Youth Connections (Full-Time, Prince George’s County) 

Case Manager, Housing for Hope (Part-time, Prince George’s County)

Case Manager, Housing for Hope (Full time, Prince George’s County) 

Bilingual Family Support Worker (Washington, DC) 

Mental Health Therapist (Bilingual) – Paul Public Charter School Washington DC 

Bilingual Social Worker (Full-Time, Washington, DC)

Residential Clinical Supervisor (Full-time, Washington DC)

Overnight Housing Supervisor (Full Time, Washington DC)

Promotor/Youth Advocate (Full-time, Prince Georges County)

Learning and Evaluation Specialist (Full time, Washington, DC)

Case Manager Conservation Corps (Full-Time, Silver Spring MD)


In addition to a friendly and casual work environment, we are pleased to offer the following benefits to our valued employees.

Health Benefits

  • Medical, dental, and visions plans with prescription coverage
  • Company life insurance
  • Voluntary long-term disability and supplemental life insurance

Retirement Benefits

  • 403 (b) program
  • Employer contributions after two years of service.

Holidays and Leave

  • 10 days paid vacation leave per year
  • 12 days paid sick leave per year
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Four weeks paid parental leave, including adoption and foster care
  • Paid bereavement leave


  • Health club discounts
  • SmartBenefits


Please see individual job postings for hiring manager contact information. For general inquiries about employment at LAYC, please contact the Human Resources Department, at, or (202) 780-4433.