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…

Thoughts Since the Election: Reaffirming Our Values

As the days go by and we prepare for a new administration, I wanted to share a few thoughts. In the context of uncertainty, there are some very important things that have not changed. Most importantly, LAYC’s values have not changed. They are the values that have grounded LAYC since we were founded almost 50…

Joint Letter — Latin American Youth Center (LAYC), Urban Alliance, Higher Achievement: Uncertainty, Urgency, and Unending Love

One week after the Presidential election, our three organizations are grappling with what the results mean for our young people and their families. The hard-working youth we serve have been disenfranchised and failed by systems of education, employment, public safety, healthcare, and more. Our organizations provide the support and opportunities young people need to achieve…

Testimony: Federal Immigration Raids Resolution of 2016

Testimony Presented to the District of Columbia Committee of the Whole On PR 21-617, Sense of the Council Regarding Federal Immigration Raids Resolution of 2016 By Lori Kaplan, President & CEO, Latin American Youth Center November 17, 2016 My name is Lori Kaplan and I am President & CEO of the Latin American Youth Center…

Teen Center Fellows and Interns

Introducing Teen Center Fellows and Interns!

by Marie Moll, Teen Center Program Manager This fall, we have five new amazing people on the Teen Center team.  Three professional fellows bring so much experience with them from the work they do with youth throughout the world – Egypt, Macedonia, and Mexico.  Our interns from Dominican University and George Washington University bring fresh…