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…

Thank You M&T

M&T Bank honored members of the Latin American Youth Center and Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers AmeriCorps programs at a ceremony held at the Center’s anchor site. Special jackets and hats were presented to 37 young people who have completed AmeriCorps training and now serve as educational aides. AmeriCorps members worked at elementary and middle schools…

Youth Spotlight: Shari King

Shari King Shari King, a 10th grader at Bell Multicultural High School, is determined to pursue post-secondary education.  LAYC’s Department of Employment Services In-School Program helped her make that decision. Shari joined the program in 2008 with few plans for her life after high school. LAYC’s program offered Shari a range of opportunities: after-school tutoring,…