Upward Bound Participants’ Writing Featured on Local Blog

The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) is proud to report that the Capitol Letters Writing Center has published the work of numerous LAYC Upward Bound participants. This past summer, Upward Bound students were presented with a challenge: to find someone who was “being the change.” The exercise required the youth to look around their community…

LAYC Celebrates the Life of Martin Luther King

LAYC participants and staff clean up the grounds at Bruce Monroe Elementary School

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) engaged in a number of activities to celebrate his life.

LAYC’s AmeriCorps members ran three service projects on the day of service, including a book drive at Macfarland Middle School, an audio project that focused on the life and accomplishments of Dr. King, and food delivery with Food and Friends to bring meals to people that are HIV positive.

LAYC Celebrates the Holiday Season

Youth visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus. On December 17th, the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) staff decked the halls and lit the lights for its annual client Holiday Party. This year, hundreds of youth and their families joined in the celebration that included an elaborate feast, games and arts and crafts projects for the…

Upward Bound Youth Go On College Visit

Youth enrolled in LAYC’s Upward Bound programs in DC and Maryland recently toured St. Mary’s College of Maryland. This tour, an annual event as part of a collaboration between the Upward Bound programs and St. Mary’s College, allows Upward Bound participants to experience college life first-hand. Freshmen and sophomores participated in a Social Psychology course,…

Youth Awarded New Futures Scholarships

New Futures Scholarship Winners Karen Majano, Yessenia Ortiz and Melissa Majano.

New Futures Scholarship Winners Karen Majano, Yessenia Ortiz and Melissa Majano

Participants from LAYC’s DC and Maryland programs are among the most recent recipients of New Futures scholarships. The five winners were Karen Majano, Melissa Majano, Yessenia Ortiz, Karla Lopez and Tiffany Spencer. New Futures offers financial and mentoring support to at-risk DC youth seeking economic self-sufficiency through post- secondary education.

Youth Recognized at Montgomery County Workforce Awards

Andre Mons working away We are proud to report that three youth enrolled in programs at LAYC’s Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers (MMYC) were recognized at the annual Montgomery County Workforce Awards. Elio Toledo received the “Youth Participant of the Year” award, and Andre Mons and Toure Kelley were given honorable mentions. Elio was selected due…