Juan Jara

Heroes Circle Spotlight: Juan Jara

Juan Jara discovered the Latin American Youth Center by the sheerest chance. It was 2007. He was walking through Columbia Heights, the D.C. neighborhood to which he had just moved, when a young stranger came up to him and asked if he knew where “the youth center” was. Jara didn’t. He had never been there….

11th Let's Get It Started Youth Job Fair

11th Annual Youth Job Fair a Huge Success

The Latin American Youth Center’s Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers (MMYC) along with the WorkSource Montgomery and the Montgomery County Department of Recreation held its 11th annual Let’s Get It Started Youth Job Fair, Saturday, March 19, 2016, 10 a.m.—1 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans’ Plaza, Downtown Silver Spring. The job fair…

Brianna Townes

April 2016 Youth Spotlight: Brianna Townes

by Ana Villagomez, Career and Education Specialist and Alexandra Raphael, Case Manager Brianna Townes, 19, never fails to brighten other people’s days with her smile and creative ideas. It’s hard to believe that when we met Brianna, she barely made eye contact, missed our meetings, and seemed to have given up on the idea of…

Carolyn Greenspan

April 2016 Staff Spotlight: Carolyn Greenspan

By Ana Hageage, External Partnerships & Community Schools Director Many times I wonder if there is one Carolyn or three. She is energetic, enthusiastic, committed, and proactive. It’s very hard to find all of these traits in one individual and Carolyn embodies them all! On any given day, you’ll see her whiz by on her way…

Meet DC AmeriCorps Team

Meet our DC AmeriCorps Health Team

Introducing our wonderful DC AmeriCorps Health Team. Get to know them and the impact they are having in our schools and community in DC! About LAYC’s AmeriCorps Health Team in DC This year the AmeriCorps Health Team served over 310 DC middle school students. The health team is responsible for three critical components of the Stages…

Latin American Youth Center/ Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers Announce 11th Annual Youth Job Fair

WASHINGTON, DC, March 18, 2016—The Latin American Youth Center’s Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers (MMYC) along with the WorkSource Montgomery and the Montgomery County Department of Recreation will host the 11th annual Let’s Get It Started youth job fair, Saturday, March 19, 2016, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans’ Plaza, Downtown…