Case Manager Conservation Corps (Full-Time, Washington DC)

SUMMARY: The Montgomery County Conservation Corps (MCCC), managed by the Latin American Youth Center in Maryland, serves youth ages 17-24 by providing GED instruction, site based work opportunities, Job Readiness Training and life skills workshops, and wrap around supportive services. Through this holistic experience, Corps members gain an introduction to the industries surrounding the field…

A Response to Challenging Times

I migrated from El Salvador in the 1980’s and quickly started to learn about the racial divide among blacks and whites that existed in America. I was in high school when Rodney King was violently beaten by LAPD police due to a speeding violation in 1991, and “police brutality and race relations became center stage.” The…

Donor Profile: Andy Van Etten

“Latin American Youth Center is helping youth who have no other place to go. Helping youth is the best way to spend time. It is an investment in their lifetime. There’s no greater cause than that,” says Andy Van Etten, a former LAYC Board member. Having raised 3 kids himself, he speaks from experience.  Prior…

LAYC Celebrates Local Heroes

On February 5th, Latin American Youth Center honored inspiring local heroes at our 9th annual Breakfast for Heroes, in Silver Spring, Maryland. This  year, we had the pleasure of honoring three local heroes who are actively involved with LAYC’s Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers and our DC sites: The Honorable Craig Rice, Montgomery County Councilmember, The…

Mentor Forward Hosts Pupusa Making Party

January was national mentoring month and, at LAYC/MMYC in Silver Spring, we are always excited to celebrate the growing group of deeply caring and skilled adult volunteer mentors, mentees, and families that make up our community based, one-to-one mentoring program, ‘Mentor Forward’. Mentor Forward launched in early 2019 and has since made waves providing quality…

MLK Day and Social Equity at LAYC

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) and LAYC’s Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers (LAYC/MMYC) honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy each January through the MLK Day of Service. This year’s celebration, on January 20th, included events across…