Coat Drive

Help us Reach Our Goal of Collecting 350 Coats!

It’s time for our annual coat drive supporting the youth and families in our community. This year, we are pleased to partner with the LAYC Career Academy, YouthBuild, and Next Step Public Charter Schools to identify youth in need. And, we’re thankful for members of LAYC’s Associate Board who are collecting coats at their respective…

SW Creatives

Partner Spotlight: SW Creatives, LLC

by Jessica Cordero, Job Developer; and Janice Castro, Job Coach Our partnerships in Montgomery County help us ensure the youth in our programs make a successful transition to young adulthood. One of those partners is Shala W. Graham and her design firm SW Creatives, LLC. Since 2013, we’ve worked with Shala and SW Creatives to enhance…

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…