2020 – A YEAR OF COMING TOGETHER FOR HOPE

Back in March, LAYC  developed a campaign called “Together for Hope” because we understood that only by leaning on each other would we be able to get through these difficult times. Over the past nine months, we have seen the best of ourselves in people who have willingly given monetary support, as well as their…

Healing and Recovery Through LAYC Mental Health Support

We have all been impacted by the pandemic this year. In addition to its toll on the health of many of our loved ones, the additional social isolation and uncertainty have felt especially disruptive to our lives. In response to the impacts of COVID-19 on individual’s mental health and the well-being of our community, LAYC…

EMPOWERING YOUTH TOGETHER

Ruth’s Story Like many LAYC youth, I am part of the first generation in my family to go to college. Because of this, I understand first-hand the particular determination needed for a young person to stay focused on a goal that, at times, seems out of reach. Ruth, an LAYC participant, inspired us all this…

Message from the President Nov 2020

We Can Do This Together As the pandemic continue to impact our daily lives, the mission of LAYC has never been more clear. We are still here to serve our youth and communities. We do this by stepping in to fill service and resource gaps that have been exacerbated by systemic racism, and by providing…

A Back to School Recipe for Success: Dedication, opportunity, and persistence

Over the past five years, Ruth’s family moved over 15 times, living in numerous apartments and shelters and dealing with considerable financial stress and multiple challenges in the household.  The family’s financial worries and Ruth’s responsibilities increased even more during the pandemic. During the crisis, Ruth has been maintaining a job and caring for adult…

August 2020 Spotlight: Ed Ready

Ed Ready may be quiet but he gets the job done! Ed is a Senior Grants Accountant in LAYC’s business office. He has been described as LAYC’s “unsung hero.” Ed will be celebrating his 14 th year at LAYC in August. His reliable presence means that invoices keep going out come rain or shine or…