A community school represents a set of partnerships between the school and community resources that support students and families in and beyond the classroom. The goal of a Community School is to integrate academics, health and social services, youth and community development, and community engagement, to improve to increase student academic achievement and ensure family well-being.

LAYC operates two Community School programs

Community Schools


DC Public Charter Schools LAYC Career Academy, YouthBuild; and Cardozo Education Campus in the District of Columbia. Buck Lodge and William Wirt Middle Schools in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Contact for DC Public Charter Schools

Carolyn Greenspan, Community Schools Coordinator, carolyn@layc-dc.org, (202)553-7658.

Contact for Cardozo Education Campus

Bernardo Heres, Cardozo Community Schools Coordinator, bernardo@layc-dc.org.

Contact for Prince George’s County, Maryland

Tatiana Sandoval, Community School Program Manager, tatiana@layc-dc.org, (301)-531-5063.