What’s in LAYC’s Salsa? You Tell Me!

Soon, we will begin working on a document that defines LAYC’s youth development model. Yes, it is true: LAYC is a forty-year-plus multi-service organization and charter school network supporting thousands of youth and families in the metropolitan region. But that description does not do us justice. LAYC is so much bigger, richer, and spicier than…

Words of Wisdom from Successful Business People

Over the years, I have met some amazing businessmen and women. Three of them — RJ Jensen and his daughter Julie and Barry Salzberg — have given me helpful “words of wisdom.” With this blog entry, I send their insights your way. RJ Jensen was a self-made man and a consummate entrepreneur who created many…

Thoughts on Innovation

LAYC’s inclusion as one of eight pre-selected grantees in President Obama’s Social Innovation Fund administered by the Corporation for Community and National Service got me thinking about the word “innovation.” How did LAYC from its humble grassroots beginning forty years ago find its way into a prestigious and challenging national social movement? Thinking about this…

Reflections on the World Cup: Be Open to Change and Staff Initiative

{jcomments on}Some of you who read my blog may actually know me, however, many more of you, may not. So, I will start by noting that I wandered into the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) as a young and eager college graduate in 1979 and over thirty years later, I am still here! Starting as…