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….

LAYC Instructor Abner Soto Named 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….

Profile: Lori Kaplan Isn’t Slowing Down

WASHINGTON, DC, September 15, 2013 -LAYC’s fierce leader Lori Kaplan sat down with Venture Philanthropy Partners to talk LAYC’s history and the secret to our 45 years of success, and counting. An excerpt of the article is below. Please visit Venture Philanthropy Partners for the complete interview. Since taking over as LAYC executive director in 1987,…

Shop LAYC Art Tables: Support Art Programs

LAYC’s after-school and summer arts program at Wilson Senior High School teaches painting to students. Students conceptualize a design or theme and hand-paint repurposed furniture with non-toxic paints. 100% of proceeds from the sale of these pieces support the Wilson after-school program. To purchase a piece or set, please contact the Development Office. Purchaser is responsible…

Graduation Roundup 2013

From May to July, over 200 LAYC participants from the District and Maryland obtained a High School Diploma or GED, information technology certification, or completed internships or training programs at LAYC. Here’s a roundup of all the proud moments, with pictures and highlights from each group. Bard@ LAYC Education; 21 graduates received six college credits…