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….

MLK Day of Service

The spirit of Dr. King was alive and well during the Latin American Youth Center’s Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers’ (LAYC/MMYC) events held in Prince George’s County on Monday. We were honored to hold two events honoring Dr. King’s legacy, serving almost 900 students, families, and community members. At LAYC/MMYC’s Riverdale site, Councilwoman Dannielle M. Glaros, numerous…

November 2017 Youth Spotlight: Deyssy and Santos

With Humility and Confidence, Latina Youth Start a Movement Deyssy Mosso and Santos Amaya, two young women with passion, vision, and persistence, are attempting to create equitable and just conditions for immigrant youth through LAYC’s Latino Youth Leadership Council (LYLC). In fact, Deyssy and Santos are the LYLC founders, and in under a year they…

Honoring Laura Yeomans and Richard Renner

(Pictured: Lori Kaplan, Richard Renner, Laura Yeomans and Angela Gonzalez) By: Angela Gonzalez, Host Homes Program Manager LAYC is honored to have recognized Laura Yeomans and Richard Renner, foster parents extraordinaire, at our recent Breakfast for Heroes. Laura and Richard are truly champions in the lives of the most vulnerable youth in Maryland. Since 2013,…

Latin American Youth Center receives award from The Kresge Foundation for Innovative Approach to Human Services

Latin American Youth Center receives $500,000 grant and will participate in a two-year leadership program WASHINGTON, DC, November 16, 2017 – Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) was selected by The Kresge Foundation as one of 13 path-breaking human services organizations for an inaugural Next Generation cohort that will continue to develop innovative approaches to human…