Safeway Foundation Awards Grants To Local Charities

The Safeway Foundation recently hosted an awards ceremony to distribute grants to local charities.  The Foundation is funded through the generous contributions of Safeway employees throughout its Eastern Division, which operates 125 grocery stores in Northern Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Washington, DC.   The Foundation distributes approximately $250,000 annually with special emphasis on organizations in…

National Drug Facts Week at LAYC

Guest Blog by LAYC Community Organizer Claudia Barrera Justin Bieber. That name used to conjure images of a cute teen heartthrob and a sea of love-sick girls. In the past couple of weeks, that name appeared next to the words marijuana, Sizzurp, and arrest. And when Justin, Lindsay, and Amanda get in trouble, we have…

LAYC celebrates MLK Day with Ambassador Susan Rice

January 20, 2014 — LAYC celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service with a day of activities to benefit homeless youth in the community. LAYC President & CEO Lori Kaplan welcomed White House National Security Advisor and former United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice and her family, and volunteers who spent the holiday making care packages…

New Program: Adelante

Since its inception in 2006, LAYC’s Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers’ (LAYC/MMYC) Langley Park site has set out to address the issues that affect Latino youth and their families’ opportunities for advancement. A hub for immigrant families priced out of emerging neighborhoods in the District, Langley Park has witnessed an increase in gang activity and violence…

Trawick Foundation Announces $200,000 Grant Award To Help Young, Low-Income Minority Males

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Carol TrawickCompany name: The Trawick FoundationTelephone: 301-654-7030Email: ctrawick@trawick.orgWebsite: http://www.trawick.org TRAWICK FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES $200,000 GRANT AWARD TO HELP YOUNG, LOW-INCOME MINORITY MALES The Trawick Foundation is pleased to announce a $200,000 grant award to a collaborative of three nonprofits for an innovative project with a multi-generation approach to youth development. The lead organization,…

Escuchame! Searching for the Latino Youth Voice

All youth deserve to be heard.  They provide valuable information about their thoughts, their needs, their struggles, and their dreams.  If we listen carefully enough, we can incorporate their ideas into improving our schools, programs, and communities.  But what happens when that voice is hidden or comes in another language?  Do we stop listening?  Do we ignore it altogether? Recent census…