Posts by Cecilia Dos Santos

United National Association of the National Capital Area Community Human Rights Award

LAYC Receives the Distinguished 2016 United Nations Association of the National Capital Area Community Human Rights Award

Pictured above from left: LAYC President & CEO Lori Kaplan, Board Chair Antonio Marquez, participant Kory Molina, and Board member Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr. LAYC was honored as the recipient of the 2016 Community Human Rights Award given by the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area. LAYC joined international advocates, community members, ambassadors,…

HuffPost DREAMers Live Stream

LAYC’s Live Stream Interview on Huffington Post and the Future for DREAMers

The Huffington Post invited LAYC to participate in a live stream interview on their LatinoVoices Facebook page on the future of DREAMers. On December 1, HuffPost reporter Jessica Carro interviewed LAYC staff and youth DREAMers who have benefited from President Obama’s Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals Program, known as DACA. She offered LAYC the opportunity…

LAYC DREAMERS

Stakes of the Election on LAYC DREAMER Youth

by Cecilia Dos Santos and Colleen Muse, LAYC DREAMER Committee Throughout this election, policy issues that affect real people have been neglected and overshadowed by every new political scandal. This election season, LAYC’s DREAMER Committee* would like to share with you a story of one youth whose life could be changed by real policy change: immigration…