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BACK-TO-SCHOOL DONATIONS ABOUND!
It's back-to-school season, and LAYC wants to give a special thanks to the many donors who came together to support our youth as they started the school year. For the second summer in a row, our friends from the McDonald's Hispanic Owner-Operator Association (MHOOA) and Martin Brower came together to collect back-to-school backpacks.
SIX COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT DACA
LAYC staff and youth were devastated at the cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. It is our hope that in the coming months the US Congress will find a permanent solution for these young people. In light of this change, we hope to answer a few common questions about DACA.
CHESS CHALLENGE AT LAYC
As of June, Chess Challenge in DC (CCinDC) transferred its programming to LAYC. CCinDC has achieved an awesome ten-year track record of success, and everyone at LAYC hopes to keep their model strong and thriving for years to come!
FEATURES

 
#TeamLAYC at the Marine Corps Marathon & 10K

On October 22, 2017, five amazing young people have decided to take on a challenge of a lifetime. For the first time, LAYC is a charity partner for the Marine Corps Marathon and 10k race, known as the "people's marathon" because so many are able to express their passion through the challenge. Sixty people will run for #TeamLAYC, with one of our 10k runners being our very own President & CEO, Lori Kaplan. Three youth are running the marathon, and two youth are running the 10k, representing their LAYC programs: AmeriCorps, Wilson HS Afterschool, and Roosevelt Afterschool. These young people have raised money for LAYC and have been training hard to reach their running goals. Come out and root for this year's team, who will be wearing TEAM LAYC racing shirts with the word DREAMERS on the back. LAYC will participate in the Marine Corps Marathon again in 2018, so please let us know if you want to run with us!

 
SAVE THE DATE
LAYC's Breakfast for Heroes
Wednesday, October 25

Please save the date for LAYC's 7th annual Breakfast for Heroes, a special breakfast event where you will learn more about the work of LAYC and be inspired by the determination and spirit of our youth. You'll be glad you started your day with us.

CALENDAR
  • Sept. 20: Our Heritage and Future: A Day Celebrating Diversity and a Vision of Peace
  • Sept. 21: Food Bank Distribution
  • Oct. 4: LAYC's Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
  • Oct. 22: Team LAYC Marine Corps Marathon or 10K
  • Oct. 25: LAYC's 7th annual Breakfast for Heroes
     
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