Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton Congratulates LAYC on 45th Anniversary

LAYC is delighted to receive congratulatory remarks from Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and the House of Representatives as we celebrate 45 years of service in the community. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to ask the House of Representatives to join me in congratulating the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) on its 45th anniversary and for…

LAYC’s Child Placement Programs in the News

LAYC’s Child Placement Programs appeared in ABC News Univision’s April 25, 2013 article U.S.-Born Latinos More Likely To Be in Foster Care, which highlights the growing number of Latino youth in foster care. LAYC family resource specialist Elizabeth Jenkins-Sahlin spoke to ABC News Univision about the need for bilingual social workers. To read the article, please visit ABC…

Carlyle Group Co-Founder Bill Conway Donates $900,000 to LAYC Career Academy Public Charter School

WASHINGTON, DC; April 18, 2013 – The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) is proud to announce a $900,000 contribution from Bill Conway, Carlyle Group co-founder, and his wife Joanne, to the LAYC Career Academy Public Charter School. The LAYC Career Academy Public Charter School, opened in 2012, prepares young adults for careers and college. With…

Students Roll Up Their Sleeves for Cesar Chavez Day

  HYATTSVILLE, MD; March 28, 2013 — Students at Nicholas Orem Middle School spent the morning picking weeds, sanding and painting benches, and planting flowers, in honor of Cesar Chavez Day. The annual event involves AmeriCorps members at LAYC’s Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers and seeks to raise awareness about the work of the late activist. AmeriCorps…

Happy Social Work Month!

WASHINGTON, DC; March 28, 2013 —The Latin American Youth Center joins hundreds of organizations across the nation to express its recognition for the commitment, dedication, and hard work of its social workers. We applaud your work in making a difference in children’s lives and we wish you continued success in your professional career. Visit the National Association of Social Work…

Inspired night with Sonia Sotomayor and Rita Moreno

Washington, DC; March 27, 2013 – The Latin American Youth Center received with honor an invitation to attend on Monday night, March 11th, a visit with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Oscar-winning actress Rita Moreno. The event, which was arranged to promote both women’s memoirs, Sotomayor’s “My Beloved World” and Rita Moreno’s “Rita Moreno, A Memoir,” took place at…