Social Service Delivery in Peril Among Many Nonprofits in the United States Today

Community-based organizations (CBOs) all over the country are critical partners with government and philanthropic institutions in the provision of housing, mental health care, job training, family support, child care, and other services and assistance for Americans young and old. CBO staff work tirelessly every single day, and in some cases 24 hours a day, to…

Latin American Youth Center Announces New President and CEO, Lupi Quinteros-Grady

Current LAYC President and CEO Lori Kaplan will step down on June 1, 2018 Washington, D.C., April 3, 2018 – The board of directors of Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) is pleased to announce the selection of Lupi Quinteros-Grady as the organization’s next President and CEO. Lupi is currently the Managing Director of LAYC’s Maryland…

LAYC Advocates for Immigrant Justice

The hostility of the current presidential administration has created a continual assault on the communities that LAYC serves, particularly immigrant populations. We discussed the new environment surrounding immigration issues with LAYC’s Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers’ Community Schools coordinator, Tatiana Sandoval, herself a Dreamer facing the uncertain future of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA:…

Create the Way You Want to Be Remembered: A Thoughtful and Caring Estate Plan

Today there are more opportunities for financial creativity in estate planning than ever. In addition to the traditional will, there are many ways to transfer assets to others, depending on what you want to accomplish: Providing for loved ones, Continuing support of your favorite philanthropies, Reducing taxes for you or your heirs, Simplifying the transfer…

Donor Spotlight: Nicole Hanrahan

In January, 2018, tragedy touched one of LAYC’s own: Nicole Hanrahan, Executive Director of LAYC Career Academy Public Charter School and former LAYC Chief Strategy Officer and Interim Chief Operating Officer, experienced a devastating fire at her home. In her family’s time of need, however, Nicole and her husband’s thoughts turned to how they could…

February 2018 Youth Spotlight: Lorena

Lorena* is delighted to be a part of the Digital and Media Arts Program at LAYC, held in our Teen Center, a dynamic space that hosts an array of after-school programming, including academic tutoring, leadership, recreation, and art and media classes. Lorena has been a part of LAYC’s Art + Media programs for four years….