engageDC GWU Volunteers

Partner Spotlight: The George Washington University’s Honey W. Nashman Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement

  Every afternoon, students from the neighborhood come to LAYC’s DC Teen Center for after-school programs in academics, art, media, and leadership. We are proud to be a community partner with The George Washington University’s (GWU) Honey W. Nashman Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement through engageDC, which connects students with service opportunities in DC….

Brenda Peña

April 2017 Youth Spotlight: Brenda Peña

Brenda, 17, plans to become a public health researcher focusing on sexually transmitted infections in low-income communities. She owes her new aspirations to her mentor Maximilian who introduced her to the varied career paths in health care. He specializes in global health at a government agency. Until a few months ago, Brenda thought she’d become…

Social Work Month 2017

LAYC Thanks its Social Workers

LAYC was pleased to celebrate the talents and dedication of its social workers during Social Work Month! Over 20 staff are licensed social workers stationed at all of LAYC’s sites and working in all program areas. Their special skills, commitment, and warm smiles make it possible to meet the comprehensive needs of our youth. Please…

Why I Work To Protect Our Nation’s Immigrant Story

The city I call home—Washington, DC—is a sanctuary city, a place that has affirmed that law enforcement will protect and serve all residents, regardless of immigration status and mandates at the federal level. Within days of the inauguration, our new administration announced that sanctuary cities would face the loss of federal funds if they did…

Cecilia Dos Santos

March 2017 Staff Spotlight: Cecilia Dos Santos

Cecilia Dos Santos is LAYC’s special projects manager and in-house guru on immigration issues. She is also the number one fan of six-year-old immigration activist Sophie Cruz. Cecilia started her career at LAYC as a program coordinator for a new domestic violence prevention program in 2013. She developed LAYC’s Healthy Relationships program, including prevention trainings…