Latin American Youth Center

The mission of the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) is to empower a diverse population of underserved youth to achieve a successful transition to adulthood, through multi-cultural, comprehensive, and innovative programs that address youth's social, academic, and career needs.
Help 100 Youth Exit Homelessness in Washington DC
 
The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) Street Outreach Program (SOP) supports runaway and homeless youth ages 18-24, by providing outreach and case management services in the District of Columbia. On the street and at our drop-in site, youth receive food, clothing, hygiene kits, and referrals to shelters, transitional housing programs and wrap-around services that include education, job training, and health care. With your contribution, our SOP will help 100 youth stay warm this winter. project reportread updates from the field
Train 16 Minority Youth in Health Careers in DC
 
The LAYC Teen Health Promoters Program aims to equip youth 14-18 with the knowledge and skills they need to pursue their goals as future health professionals. During the program they gain comprehensive health knowledge and learn how to talk with peers. The participants prepare for and complete in internships in DC clinics and hospitals. By providing opportunities in medical settings and exposure to health careers, we propel youth along their paths toward the health field. project reportread updates from the field
Holiday gifts for low-income kids in Washington DC
 
Every holiday season the Latin American Youth Center provides gifts to over 2,000 low-income children and youth who hail from the most densely populated and impoverished neighborhoods in the nation's capital and surrounding metropolitan region. Children receive their gifts at our annual holiday party where they also have their picture taken with Santa and partake in a hot meal. project reportread updates from the field
Build a Therapeutic Playroom for Children in DC
 
LAYC aims to help children heal after experiencing traumatic events. By constructing and equipping a therapeutic playroom, we aim to encourage healing through play for children ages five and younger. project reportread updates from the field
Send 10 Youth to Summer Arts Camp in Washington DC
 
The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) will send 10 low-income youth to summer arts camp where they will develop their creative skills in arts and media while exploring environmental issues and resources through visits to National Parks in the National Capital Region. Supporters are welcome to attend the final installation and performance showcasing work in printmaking, creative writing, and photography. The event will take place at the end of the summer at LAYC's Art + Media House. project reportread updates from the field
 
   

donate now:

An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
  • $10
    give
  • $25
    give
  • $50
    give
  • $75
    give
  • $200
    give
  • $500
    give
  • $800
    give
  • $5,000
    give
  • $10
    each month
    give
  • $25
    each month
    give
  • $50
    each month
    give
  • $75
    each month
    give
  • $200
    each month
    give
  • $500
    each month
    give
  • $800
    each month
    give
  • $5,000
    each month
    give
  • $
    give
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?

Reviews of Latin American Youth Center

Great Nonprofits
Read and write reviews about Latin American Youth Center on GreatNonProfits.org.
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.