Cecilia Dos Santos

March 2017 Staff Spotlight: Cecilia Dos Santos

Cecilia Dos Santos is LAYC’s special projects manager and in-house guru on immigration issues. She is also the number one fan of six-year-old immigration activist Sophie Cruz. Cecilia started her career at LAYC as a program coordinator for a new domestic violence prevention program in 2013. She developed LAYC’s Healthy Relationships program, including prevention trainings…

Toan Le

February 2017 Staff Spotlight: Toan Le

By Joan Othieno, Ph.D. Learning and Evaluation Director The name Toan Le is best associated with L & E (LAYC’s Learning & Evaluation Department), ETO (Efforts to Outcomes outcomes software), and outcomes data. But that has not always been the case. Toan is an individual with multiple layers and has worn and still wears many…

Kony Serrano

January 2017 Staff Spotlight: Kony Serrano

By Jettie Norfleet, Adelante Program Manager Kony Serrano joined LAYC’s Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers (MMYC) in August 2015 as a youth case manager for the Adelante program, a partnership with the George Washington University School of Public Health serving the Langley Park community. Since joining the MMYC family, Kony has consistently demonstrated an ability to…

Katie Piura

December 2016 Staff Spotlight: Katie Piura

by Elizabeth Mohler, Clinical Supervisor Katie Piura joined the Behavioral Health team just over a year ago, and has already made her mark as one of the first bilingual Spanish/English Community Based Interventions (CBI) provider in the District of Columbia. CBI services are intensive, time-limited mental health services for youth ages 6–21 with serious emotional problems and…

Araceli Rosenberger Staff Spotlight

November 2016 Staff Spotlight: Araceli Rosenberger

By President & CEO Lori Kaplan and Chief Development Officer Barbara Myers It takes a multi-talented, strategic thinker to lead LAYC’s communications team. With over 50 programs in three jurisdictions to support with bilingual communications, you’d think there was an army of staff managing our website, newsletter, social media, and program promotion. In fact, there’s Araceli…

Lisa Monroe

October 2016 Staff Spotlight: Lisa J. Monroe

By Kristen Patterson, Prince George’s County Workforce Manager Her students refer to her as relentless, caring, fair, non-judgmental, “fantabulous,” amazing, free-spirited, and excellent!  Lisa J. Monroe joined the Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers (MMYC) and the Prince George’s County workforce team in July 2014. Lisa has over 12 years of experience as an educator, and she holds…