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…

Summer Youth Connect Networking Breakfast

Montgomery County Summer Youth Connect Networking Breakfast A Success!

“Don’t be afraid go out on a limb, that’s generally where the fruit is,” said Gabriel Albornoz, Director of the Montgomery County Recreation Department and former LAYC director of advocacy to a room of 120 youth and 38 employers attending the Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers’ (MMYC) Summer Youth Connect Networking Breakfast, a networking opportunity for youth and…

DC United Special Olympics

Five LAYC Youth Make it to the DC United’s Special Olympics DC Unified Soccer Team

LAYC is excited to announce that five of our youth (Denis Valenzuela, Rene Gonzalez, Ivan Hernandez, Kristhian Espinal, and LAYC AmeriCorps member Dennis Mendizabal) made onto the D.C. United’s Special Olympics D.C. Unified Soccer Team. The D.C. team is one of many around the country thanks to a partnership between Major League Soccer (MLS) and…

David Basilio

August 2016 Youth Spotlight: David Basilio

by Jessica Cordero, Job Developer, and Janice Castro, Job Coach Summer 2016 will be one that David Basilio, 16, will remember for years to come as his very first work experience. As a rising senior at Albert Einstein High School in Montgomery County, Maryland, this was the first time David experienced the application and interview…

Faith McNeill

August 2016 Staff Spotlight: Faith McNeill

by Faith’s fan club, a.k.a. co-workers and youth participants: Adam, Abi, Jimmy, Aroni, Kaisa, Eric, Jessica R., Bre, Chris A., Ryan E. Faith McNeill joined the Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers (MMYC) and the Montgomery County Conservation Corps (MCCC) team as a case manager in the fall of 2014 and quickly became a driver of the Corps….