LAYC Staff standing next to Miguel

December Youth Spotlight: Miguel

Miguel is a young person who faced numerous obstacles both during his childhood in Guatemala and after immigrating to the US. This included the loss of family members, extreme poverty, and the discovery that he had a chronic medical condition. Additionally, Miguel spoke only his indigenous Mayan dialect, which led to a considerable language barrier….

AmeriCorps Members Reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

LAYC’s AmeriCorps program provides an opportunity for young adults who are considering a career in youth development or social service to gain experience in a real-world setting and develop useful skills. In DC, LAYC AmeriCorps members serve at Powell Elementary School, Bancroft Elementary School Takoma Education Campus, and LAYC’s Teen Center. Members provide students with…

Daniel Selgado

December Youth Spotlight: Daniel Salgado

This September, LAYC said hasta pronto, but not goodbye, to Daniel Salgado, a seven-year member of the Promotor Pathway® family. The Pathway provides intensive 24/7 case management to youth up to the age of 24, for a period of 4-6 years, on average. When Daniel turned 24 this fall, we reflected on his inspiring development into…

August 2018 Youth Spotlight: Jeffrey

Jeffrey has been a participant in LAYC programs for five years. Born in El Salvador, he began attending LAYC’s Teen Center programs as a ninth grade student at Bell Multicultural High School in DC. He learned about LAYC when Teen Center staff visited the school and presented information about services and programs to students. When…

June 2018 Youth Spotlight: Karen

Karen* and a talented group of LAYC Art + Media students are proudly displaying their nature-centered art on WMATA buses this summer! As part of LAYC’s six-week summer 2017 2nd Nature program, Karen and five other LAYC graphic design students collaborated with the National Park Service of the National Capital Region (NPS) to create posters…