Over two decades at LAYC, Lupi Quinteros-Grady has pretty much seen it all. She’s currently the Director of the Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers (MMYC), LAYC’s division in Maryland, and was integral to the decision in 2005 to expand our services to the growing number of immigrant youth who had begun moving to the Maryland suburbs. Lupi oversees three sites in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties, which together serve over 1,000 low-income young people annually.
Before she took the top job at MMYC, Lupi managed Upward Bound and AmeriCorps programs, and before that, she was a program participant herself. A tireless advocate for youth, her colleagues were happy to share their thoughts on her impact. They says she’s a “role model for Latina women, and women everywhere,“ ”always ready to encourage youth to reach higher,” “has a wealth of knowledge about programming across LAYC,” “is humble and compassionate,” and will “work until she gets the job done.”.
Truly an example for LAYC/MMYC staff and youth, she also gives generously of her time as a former member of the Governor’s Commission of Service & Volunteerism and a current member the Prince George’s County Board of Education. Congratulations, Lupi!