Thoughts on the NCLR report: Toward a More Equitable Future: the Trends & Challenges Facing America’s Latino Children

Last week, I was a panelist on NCLR’s press conference for the recently released report, Toward a More Equitable Future: The Trends & Challenges Facing America’s Latino Children. The report is an up-to-date demographic analysis on the health and wellbeing of our nation’s Latino children aged 0–17. The research document also comes with an electronic…

Lisa Monroe

October 2016 Staff Spotlight: Lisa J. Monroe

By Kristen Patterson, Prince George’s County Workforce Manager Her students refer to her as relentless, caring, fair, non-judgmental, “fantabulous,” amazing, free-spirited, and excellent!  Lisa J. Monroe joined the Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers (MMYC) and the Prince George’s County workforce team in July 2014. Lisa has over 12 years of experience as an educator, and she holds…

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…