Spring 2020 - Present

LAYC funding and auction items during pandemic

We encourage collaborative and individual support to local nonprofits already providing expert & effective direct services to our neighbors in need of help and community embrace.

Neighbors Rising facilitates fundraising and donations of time, skills, connections, funds, supplies and local advocacy.

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    How We Work

    Promote our community's embrace & support for low-income neighbors made more vulnerable by the increase of anti-immigrant and anti-other sentiments.  We (1) support partner organizations improving the lives of our young neighbors from immigrant families and (2) facilitate collaborative giving in the DC-MD metro area.

    Both organizations help tens of thousands of Latino youth and their families living with the vulnerabilities of poverty and discrimination.  Both have track records of success and are respected by foundations, government representatives and citizens in DC and MD.

    We are also working with the Rodham Institute to provide masks to Brookland Manor and other DC neighborhoods in need, as well as to learn how to help achieve health equity.

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    Latin American Youth Center ("LAYC") empowers a diverse population of low-income youth to "achieve a successful transition to adulthood through multi-cultural, comprehensive, and innovative programs that address youths' social, academic and career needs."  ​

    201​7 - Present

    House Parties, donations, books, masks and new Neighbors Rising members

    • House Parties for friends and neighbors to learn about how our partner organizations help people in need.  The entire community strengthens when our guests donate and spread the word. 
    • Donation Drives with links to purchase donations for direct service programs.
    • Listserv announcements about events and opportunities to help our neighbors.

    Novembers '17 -'19

    Thanksgiving meals for disconnected youth.

    Our Partner Organizations (so far)

    Our Mission

    Identity creates opportunities for Latino and other low-income youth in Montgomery County improve their social and emotional learning skills, achieve academic success and prepare for work.