Latin American Youth Center to Host Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service Events

WASHINGTON, DC; January 13, 2017 —The Latin American Youth Center will commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service, Monday, January 16, 2017, in Washington, DC and Prince George’s County, Maryland. We are proud to answer Dr. King’s question, “What are you doing for others?” by hosting these community events led by…

Katie Piura

December 2016 Staff Spotlight: Katie Piura

by Elizabeth Mohler, Clinical Supervisor Katie Piura joined the Behavioral Health team just over a year ago, and has already made her mark as one of the first bilingual Spanish/English Community Based Interventions (CBI) provider in the District of Columbia. CBI services are intensive, time-limited mental health services for youth ages 6–21 with serious emotional problems and…

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,…

Kory Molina

December 2016 Youth Spotlight: Kory Molina

My name is Kory Molina, and I am 21 years old. I was born and raised in a beautiful town called La Entrada in the state of Copan on the west side of Honduras. I fled Honduras in November 2011 due to violence and to seek a better future for me and my family. I…

IiThrive Spotlight

Partner Spotlight: iThrive Worldwide

It was Thanksgiving week when our friends at iThrive Worldwide surprised the youth in our Drop-in Center (for homeless or unstably housed youth) with bags filled with supplies and snacks just in time for the winter months. While this is our first time partnering with iThrive, founder Doreen Allen is no stranger to LAYC, having…

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…