USA: Latin American Youth Center (Washington DC, Maryland)

Floats painted by youth from the Latin American Youth Center at the Latino festival in Washington DC in 1991.

Latin American Youth Center

Founded in 1968 for the purpose of serving immigrant Latino youth, the Latin American Youth Center has grown from a small grassroots recreation center to a nationally recognized organization serving all low-income youth and families from diverse backgrounds across the District of Columbia and in Maryland’s Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties.   The Latin American Youth Center operates a regional network of youth centers and public charter schools with a shared commitment to meet young people where they are and help them make a successful transition to young adulthood.  LAYC provides multi-lingual, culturally sensitive programs in five areas: Educational Enhancement, Workforce Investment, Social Services, Art + Media, and Advocacy.

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