First Graduates of LAYC’s Nonprofits 101

WASHINGTON, DC; March 22, 2013—Congratulations to the first graduates of Nonprofits 101: History, Theory, and Practice. Staff from The Next Step Public Charter School and LAYC successfully completed Nonprofits 101’s 20 hours of coursework, required and optional reading, and required written and oral presentations. Course topics included history, mission and values, structure and governance, strategic…

The Birds, the Bees, and HIV

WASHINGTON, DC; March 22, 2013—”Youth want straight facts about HIV and sex,” said Renee Washington, a family service worker who attended the workshop, “The Birds, the Bees, and HIV.” The workshop aims to give parents no-nonsense information they can use to talk with their children or teens about safe sex and HIV prevention. The three-part…

Guns Vs. Pencils: Plenty Of Lead But No Erasers

                It only takes a few seconds to change someone’s life forever. Alvaro Alonzo, at 22 years old, knows exactly what that means. He had a difficult life as a teenager, moving back and forth between his parents’ and relatives’ homes. “My parents split up when I was…

Youth Strut their Talent in 3rd Annual Rainbow Talent Affair

WASHINGTON, DC; February 28, 2013— Over 75 youth gathered in LAYC’s community room to witness Project STRIPES’ 3rd Annual Rainbow Talent Show, which this year featured singing, lip syncing, dancing, and open mic.  The talent show is dedicated to LGBTQ youth and allies who want to express themselves. LAYC’s Project STRIPES hosts the Rainbow Talent Affair…

Two LAYC AmeriCorps Members Attended Grad Nation Summit

WASHINGTON, DC; February 25, 2013 – Latin America Youth Center (LAYC) is very proud to announce that two of our AmeriCorps members, Silvana Rueda and Malakai Hofman (pictured right), attended the Grad Nation Summit 2013 in Washington, DC. During the event the U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan announced a $15 million grant to deploy…

LAYC hosted the Washington Capitals at Rita Bright Family and Youth Center

WASHINGTON, DC; February 20, 2013 – Latin America Youth Center (LAYC) was excited to host the Washington Capitals at the Rita Bright Family and Youth Center. Team forward Mike Ribeiro, alumnus and Comcast SportsNet color commentator Craig Laughlin and team mascot Slapshot joined forces to teach floor hockey to students from Meridian Public Charter School….