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…

Capital One Bank Partners with The Heart of America Foundation® Investment in Literacy at Latin American Youth Center

Students Receive New Library and Gift of Books WHAT: Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) will celebrate the renovation of its new READesign® Library on July 9. Through a generous grant from Capital One Bank, The Heart of America Foundation’s READesign® team will work to provide LAYC with age-appropriate reading material for students. Over 15 Capital…

45 Years – Six Special Alumni

In celebration of our 45-year history, LAYC recently had a wonderful GALA birthday party. We honored six of our alumni. With this blog piece, I am introducing them to you. LAYC’s vision is a future where all youth pursue their dreams, reach their goals, and acquire the skills and self-confidence to live a life of…