LAYC’s Mai Fernandez Testifies Before Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary

Testimony of Mai FernandezLegal and Strategic Director of the Latin American Youth CenterCommittee on Public Safety and the JudiciaryBill 18-138, Bill 18-151, Bill 18-152March 18, 2009 Good Morning Chairman Mendelson and Members of the Committee.  I am testifying before you today not only as the Legal and Strategic Director for the Latin American Youth Center…

YouthRadio DC Podcast

202 THP Radio: Dating and domestic violence The Teen Health Promoters from the Latin American Youth Center in collaboration with the Art + Media House focus on dating and domestic violence. DOWNLOAD NOW!

The Truth about the H.Y.P.E.

On May 6, 2009, youth and staff from the Latin American Youth Center hosted The Truth About the H.Y.P.E. (HIV Youth Prevention Education), an event to raise awareness about the District’s HIV prevalence rate (3%), which is the highest in the nation, and to promote HIV prevention and testing. Games, an art project, music and more…

LAYC Youth Speak at National Forum on Capitol Hill

On April 30th, LAYC participants Julia Reynoso and Adrian Arias spoke at a Capitol Hill forum hosted by the National Latino Children’s Institute.  The forum, held on the tenth anniversary of El Dia de Los Niños, brought together policy professionals, youth, representatives of community-based organizations, and members of Congress and their staff to discuss promising…

LAYC Featured in Front Page of New York Times

“The Latin American Youth Center can be thought of prosaically as a social services agency or more grandly as a modern settlement house kin to the centers of immigrant aid that arose more than a century ago.  The Latin American Youth Center has been pairing mentors and teenagers since 1968.  Once a humble affair, it…