Latin American Youth Center Names Jacob Newman Montgomery County Managing Director

WASHINGTON, DC; September 14, 2016 – The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) has named Jacob Newman as its new Montgomery County Managing Director. Mr. Newman, who has been with LAYC for eight years, will provide leadership and day-to-day management for all the Latin American Youth Center’s programs in Montgomery County, known as the Maryland Multicultural…

Todas las Manos Cultural Event and Artist Tour

The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) co-hosted Todas Las Manos, an afternoon of poetry, music, and inspired conversation in memory of Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt, with American University Museum at the Katzen Center, Institute of Policy Studies, and Aviva Kempner, Sunday, September 11, 2 p.m., at the Kay Spiritual Life Center at American…

IKEA Volunteers

Partner Spotlight: IKEA College Park

We needed a bright, beautiful space to store and display clothing, shoes, diapers, and other supplies for the youth who use LAYC’s Drop-in Center for homeless and runaway youth, and thanks to IKEA College Park (and everyone who voted for us, more on that later), we’ve got it! Welcome to Hope’s Closet, LAYC’s newest addition…

Amaris and Joanna

September 2016 Staff Spotlight: Joanna Bissell and Amaris Montes

by Cathy Donoso, LICSW, Foster Care Program Manager Joanna Bissell joined the LAYC Foster Care program in July 2014 as a Foster Care Social Worker. Joanna later transitioned to the role of Family Resource Specialist in November 2015. Throughout her time at LAYC, Joanna has demonstrated an exemplary level of care and commitment to her…

LAYC Young Artists Participate in Commemorative Mural of Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt at American University’s Katzen Arts Center

WASHINGTON, DC, August 17, 2016—The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) is honored to have young artists from its art and media program working with muralist Francisco Letelier on his large-scale installation Todas Las Manos. The interdisciplinary public art project at American University’s Katzen Arts Center sculpture garden commemorates the 40th anniversary of the assassinations of…