LAYC Expands Promotor Pathway to Prince George’s County Schools

An evidence-based model for helping at-risk youth succeed WASHINGTON, DC, September 10, 2014 – The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) is pleased to announce the scaling of its evidence-based youth development model, the Promotor Pathway into three public schools in Prince George’s County. The Promotor Pathway is a long-term, multiple-year intervention model that provides Promotores to…

August 2014 Youth Spotlight: Daniel Lopez

This Sunday, Daniel Lopez, 18 will join over 4,000 freshmen for new student orientation at Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he plans to earn a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Worcester is ranked in the top 12% for engineering in the country, which is partly what attracted Daniel to the program, that and the school’s excellent…

August 2014 Staff Spotlight: Horacio Baca Olivas

On the rare occasion, you may encounter Horacio in passing at the center, always beaming with positivity and an easy-going demeanor. The rest of the time he may be found at Powell Elementary School, a few blocks up from LAYC’s anchor site in Columbia Heights where he is the site coordinator for LAYC’s after-school program….

My Visit with Border Children in Laredo Texas

This week, LAYC Promotor Pathway Director Susana Martinez shares details from her trip to Laredo, Texas, where she visited shelters providing services to young Central American mothers and children being released from immigration detention centers at the U.S.-Mexico border. [Insert Susan’s blog] [Photo caption, in case it disappears: Susana Martinez, left-center, with the Laredo Humanitarian Relief…

LAYC Career Academy Graduation Day!

This morning I attended the second LAYC Career Academy Public Charter School (LAYCCA) graduation and it was a truly wonderful event. There was not a dry eye in the room. Eight young people who started as “disconnected youth” graduated with their IT and medical assistant certificates and today they are on their way to college…