Trawick Foundation Awards LAYC/MMYC Grant For Youth in Transition Program

The Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation has awarded LAYC/MMYC with a grant for the Center’s Youth In Transition program. The grant targets youth transitioning into and out of foster care as well as youth who are becoming parents or are pregnant. The award will help LAYC’s Montgomery County location offer paid internships to prepare youth for the workforce and higher…

LAYC Participant Speaks At No Labels Launch Event

LAYC Upward Bound participant Betlihem Ayalew was recently chosen to speak at the “No Labels” launch event at Columbia University. No Labels is a movement made up of Democrats, Republicans and independents who are focused on bringing an end to “hyper-partisan” politics. Bethlihem is a junior at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School and has been…

LAYC Hosts Successful World AIDS Day Event

In collaboration with the Washington AIDS Partnership, LAYC recently hosted an event in recognition of World AIDS Day. The event was spearheaded by members of the Washington AIDS Partnership AmeriCorps team, which has 12 members placed at different organizations in DC (including LAYC) that deal with HIV/AIDS issues ranging from prevention education to end-of-life care….

LAYC Gratefully Acknowledges PNC Foundation’s Generous Support of WISE

WISE provides bi-lingual job-readiness training, life skills training, job development, GED and pre-GED classes, and support services to enable youth to become productive, confident, employed adults. Youth who enroll in WISE have dropped out, aged out, or been expelled from public school; are unemployed or under-employed; and lack the skills and experience to effectively seek…

Mural at LAYC’s Casa Luna Featured on NCFY Website

A mural that Casa Luna staff and residents completed about a year ago was recently featured on the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth (NCFY) website. Casa Luna supervisor Sheila Mirza worked with residents from start to finish to design and develop the mural that is based on a poem written by a former resident. To…

LAYC Hits the Pavement for the Help the Homeless Walkathon

LAYC staff, youth and friends were out in force on Saturday for the Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Walkathon. The walkathon is a source of much-needed funding for LAYC’s residential houses, which provide housing for homeless youth and those in danger of becoming homeless. Check out some great photos of the walk below. Thanks to…