LAYC’s Dance-a-thon for the Homeless Recap

Over 100 youth, staff, and supporters turned out to Wilson Senior High School on a chilly Saturday morning in November to dance for the homeless. LAYC’s first Dance-a-thon for the Homeless raised over $14,000 to support programs that work with homeless youth. The Dance-a-thon takes the place of the annual walk for the homeless LAYC has…

New Program: Montgomery County Conservation Corps

Youth seeking out a paid position with the opportunity to earn a GED and add worthwhile experience to their resume find a good fit in LAYC’s newest program: the Montgomery County Conservation Corps (MCCC). MCCC is a member of The Corps Network, a 127-member comprehensive youth development program that provides participants with job training, academic…

October Charity Event Recap

LAYC started the fall season with a bevy of fundraising events, raising over $9,500 collectively for LAYC programs. Special thanks to the groups and businesses that hosted the events as well as those who participated. Details from each event are below. October 16 IDB Group HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign’s Red Happy Hour at RoseBar Lounge The…

Three LAYC Youth Win Capital One Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest

The Hispanic committee at Capital One Bank sponsored a Hispanic heritage celebration, which included an art exhibit by Latino artist Camilo Sanin and a youth essay contest. Capital One Hispanic committee members spoke about their support of LAYC’s work through volunteerism, grants, and their sponsorship of the essay contest. The essay contest was open to…

Three LAYC Youth Win Capital One Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest

The Hispanic committee at Capital One Bank sponsored a Hispanic heritage celebration, which included an art exhibit by Latino artist Camilo Sanin and a youth essay contest. Capital One Hispanic committee members spoke about their support of LAYC’s work through volunteerism, grants, and their sponsorship of the essay contest. The essay contest was open to…

Abner Soto: DC United Community Star!

Abner is not just the consummate professional (i.e. he meets or exceeds his classroom objectives and performs his duties at a high level of efficiency), he is universally adored by his colleagues, supervisors, and students past and present. Anyone who has worked with Abner has only gushing praise for his skills and friendly, positive demeanor….