Student 2 Testimony to the Committee on Business, Consumer & Regulatory Affairs March 7, 2016

Testimony to the Committee on Business, Consumer & Regulatory Affairs Monday, March 7, 2016 Testifying: Ademir Delcid, Student at the Latin American Youth Center’s Guide to Post Secondary (GPS) Program Re: Department of Employment Services (DOES) Oversight Hearing Good morning Committee Chair Orange, Committee members, and members of the Council staff. My name is Ademir…

Ronnie Evans

March 2016 Youth Spotlight: Ronnie Evans

by Adam Angel, Montgomery County Conservation Corps Program Manager Ronnie Evans is that youth who greets everyone with a warm smile and a handshake. You can’t help but smile back, no matter what else is going on. Filling a room with great energy is only one of Ronnie’s many talents. Ever since he became a GED…

Dora Guevara

March 2016 Staff Spotlight: Dora Guevara

by Elizabeth Mohler, Clinical Supervisor You could say that Dora is the “heart and soul” of the Treatment Department here at LAYC. Her warmth, dedication, and enthusiasm are infectious. She is very highly regarded by the youth and families she serves and by her colleagues and co-workers. In addition, Dora is well known in the…

Aoife Delargy

Volunteer Spotlight: Immigration Attorney Aoife Delargy

by Cecilia Dos Santos, Executive Coordinator and Program Manager Executive Coordinator and Program Manager, DREAMER committee member, and enthusiastic user of face make-up for Halloween, Cecilia Dos Santos has a background in dating and sexual violence advocacy for youth. A native of West Hartford, CT and graduate of Tufts University, she writes about the intersection of…

Iron Chef...Peanut Butter

Iron Chef…Peanut Butter?

by Lily Gage, Teen Health Promoters Assistant Coordinator The smells of black beans and chicken wafted from the Teen Center kitchen. Delicious aromas spiraling from under the kitchen door are by no means unusual here at LAYC, where food seems to fuel programming almost as much as grant funding, but what was odd, last Thursday,…

LAYC Youth Testimony on the UDC DREAM Amendment Act of 2015

Statement on Behalf of the Latin American Youth Center by Miguel Castro, LAYC Youth Participant Before the Committee of the Whole of the Council of the District of Columbia Bill 21-0422, the “UDC DREAM Amendment Act of 2015” Thursday, February 18, 2016   Good afternoon, Councilmembers: My name is Miguel Castro. I am one of…