The Truth about the H.Y.P.E.

On May 6, 2009, youth and staff from the Latin American Youth Center hosted The Truth About the H.Y.P.E. (HIV Youth Prevention Education), an event to raise awareness about the District’s HIV prevalence rate (3%), which is the highest in the nation, and to promote HIV prevention and testing. Games, an art project, music and more…

LAYC Youth Speak at National Forum on Capitol Hill

On April 30th, LAYC participants Julia Reynoso and Adrian Arias spoke at a Capitol Hill forum hosted by the National Latino Children’s Institute.  The forum, held on the tenth anniversary of El Dia de Los Niños, brought together policy professionals, youth, representatives of community-based organizations, and members of Congress and their staff to discuss promising…

LAYC Featured in Front Page of New York Times

“The Latin American Youth Center can be thought of prosaically as a social services agency or more grandly as a modern settlement house kin to the centers of immigrant aid that arose more than a century ago.  The Latin American Youth Center has been pairing mentors and teenagers since 1968.  Once a humble affair, it…

First Lady Michelle Obama Attends “Cinco de Mayo” Celebration

Washington, DC, May 4, 2009 – The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) hosted First Lady Michelle Obama at the Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School for a “Cinco de Mayo” celebration. During the celebration, students from the Next Step Public Charter School and the Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School (LAMB) performed several dances and a song entitled, “Somos los Niños de LAMB.” LAYC is a multicultural community-based organization that supports youth and their families to live, work, and, study with dignity, hope, and joy.

 

LAYC Welcomes DC Mayor Fenty

Latin American Youth Center youth welcome MAYOR FENTY to LAYC ‘s new workforce development site at Hubbard Place, 3500 14th Street NW.  Youth from LAYC’s Art + Media House created a beautiful mural for this newly renovated housing project.  Stop by and visit LAYC’s newest training site.

Adventure Race

Your Support Made it Possible: LAYC Youth, Staff, and Friends Complete Adventure Race! Thanks to LAYC’s wonderful community of supporters,  LAYC’s team Teen Center Teens were able to compete in this exciting event—and finished in just over four hours!  They ran through bushes, up mountains, through rivers, and down valleys for six miles.  They canoed…