AmeriCorps Teams

Meet the 2016–2017 AmeriCorps Teams

LAYC is proud to introduce its 2016–2017 AmeriCorps teams in Maryland and DC. Maryland AmeriCorps members serve one-year terms working with middle school students in two Prince George’s County middle schools: Buck Lodge and William Wirt. Members run in-school and after-school programs, helping students develop academic and life skills. Members also organize community events including a…

Wilson Zúñiga

November 2016 Youth Spotlight: Wilson Zúñiga

Last year around this time, Wilson Zúñiga, had to leave his house and became homeless. He was just 17 years old. After staying in a temporary host home through LAYC, he was finally able to rent a room on his own. Through it all, Wilson remained positive and worked very hard to move forward in…

LAYC Website

Partner Spotlight: Crimsonbridge Foundation

We’ve been dreaming of a beautiful, bilingual, mobile-friendly website, and thanks to our friends at the Crimsonbridge Foundation, we’ve got one! Our brand new website is now live, featuring our wonderful youth front and center. The new site is much easier to navigate from any device, and all of our program information is available in…

LAYC DREAMERS

Stakes of the Election on LAYC DREAMER Youth

by Cecilia Dos Santos and Colleen Muse, LAYC DREAMER Committee Throughout this election, policy issues that affect real people have been neglected and overshadowed by every new political scandal. This election season, LAYC’s DREAMER Committee* would like to share with you a story of one youth whose life could be changed by real policy change: immigration…

Araceli Rosenberger Staff Spotlight

November 2016 Staff Spotlight: Araceli Rosenberger

By President & CEO Lori Kaplan and Chief Development Officer Barbara Myers It takes a multi-talented, strategic thinker to lead LAYC’s communications team. With over 50 programs in three jurisdictions to support with bilingual communications, you’d think there was an army of staff managing our website, newsletter, social media, and program promotion. In fact, there’s Araceli…

Jahwill and Joseline

October 2016 Youth Spotlight: Joselin Salmeron and Jahwill Taylor

by DC Prevention Wards 1 & 2 staff Two amazing young people are the winners of the DC Prevention Center Wards 1 & 2’s PhotoVoice challenge! Joselin Salmeron, 16, is a student at Cesar Chavez Public Charter School, and Jahwill Taylor, 16, attends Benjamin Banneker Academic High School. PhotoVoice is about youth expressing their voices…