Millie Perez

February 2016 Staff Spotlight: Millie Perez

by Barbara Myers, Chief Development Officer Anyone who has been to one of LAYC’s many special events has seen the tremendous talents and enthusiasm of our Special Events Coordinator, Millie Perez. Whether getting dozens of turkeys for LAYC families donated at Thanksgiving, or ensuring that hundreds of our youth receive just the right gift for…

Leveling the Playing Field GED

Thank You DC Board of Education for Leveling the Playing Field

The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) has always believed in the importance of the GED and have been preparing young people to take the exam for decades. Many youth who walk through our doors have left high school for very complex reasons including the need to work, because they are facing family problems, are young…

LAYC Response to ICE Raids

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…

Brandi Stanton

January 2016 Staff Spotlight: Brandi Stanton

By Jeanne Konicki, Director of Grants Management Brandi Stanton is our everyday development superstar! It takes a very special person to take on the challenge of working in the development office, and Brandi optimizes the qualities and traits that make her a superb member of the team. It’s hard to capture exactly how awesome Brandi…

Marcus Foster

January 2016 Youth Spotlight: Marcus Foster

by Marcus Foster, LAYC Participant My name is Marcus, I’m 21 years old, and I’m pursuing my post-secondary education in Information Technology. I’ve lived in the DC area my whole life. My grandfather did a lot of development in Columbia Heights, and I knew the Latin American Youth Center was big in the community. I…

We Got It at the Teen Center

We Got It at the LAYC Teen Center

By OnRaé Watkins, Teen Center Youth Developer Youth Developer, Media Instructor, and Spongebob Squarepants advocate, OnRaé Watkins has a background in music production and radio broadcast. A Maryland native and graduate of Howard University’s John H. Johnson School of Communications, OnRaé writes about the latest news involving LAYC’s art and media programs. The Teen Center’s…