The Fifth Annual Foster Parent Appreciation Dinner was held on Friday, June 26th, 2009 in the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) Community Room. The evening was full of laughter, tasty food, lively music and great company. Some attendees had so much fun that they danced out of the room at the end of the night….
Bridgette Williams will begin classes at UDC this fall.
2008-2009 was a great year for WISE, with 34 participants earning their GEDs!
In recognition of their accomplishment, WISE participants were recognized at a GED graduation ceremony held June 20th on the UDC campus. Among the graduates were Bridgette Williams, Devin Vines, Donna Williams, Theodore Nave, Vernon Young, and Adam Queen-Raggins.
A year ago, eighty-one year old Jose Guanuna could barely write his name or read the numbers on a telephone to call friends and family back home in Ecuador. Last week, he was one of the winners of the Third Annual Spanish Spelling Bee. Although he had to ask the judges to repeat the word…
LAYC staff member Jorge Orozco at White House Father’s Day celebration.
By Jorge Orozco
In honor of Father’s Day, on June 19, the President of the United States hosted a fatherhood meeting in the Town Hall Center of the White House. Many celebrities who are fathers were invited as well as Congress men and women and representatives of organizations that work with fathers.
Fourteen very deserving graduates received certificates on June 12 for completing the Bard@LAYC program, a college-level seminar program in the humanities offered free of charge to low-income community residents. The graduates, who ranged in age from 17-49, participated in classes from November 2008 through June 2009 and completed 110 hours of humanities class work in…
As part of the White House’s Father’s Day celebration, Emmy-award winning journalist Jorge Ramos, star professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, and Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough visited LAYC on Friday to learn about the Center’s programs and talk about fatherhood. The three men spoke to a packed community room about the priority that they place…