The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) invites you to help celebrate 49 years of service to the area's youth at our Gala 2017, Thursday, May 4 at the JW Marriott.

Presenting Sponsor

Honorary Co-Chairs:
Mayor Muriel Bowser
County Executive Rushern Baker III
County Executive Isiah Leggett


Over 500 individuals -- business and nonprofit leaders, public officials, educators, youth, and LAYC supporters and friends – will come together to celebrate the dreams our youth have and the promise they hold as future leaders.

Honoring Capital One for their outstanding partnership with LAYC and our community, and Lori M. Kaplan for 30 years as LAYC's President & CEO.

Mobile Bidding
This year bidding on our silent auction items will be easier than ever! We'll be using mobile bidding -- a paperless way to enter your bids using your cell phone or other mobile device and know the status of all the items you're interested in. Don't have a smart phone? No worries -- we'll have bidding assistants available to help you. Mobile bidding will also help the check-out process go smoothly and quickly.

Gala Schedule

5:00 PM VIP Registration
5:30 PM VIP Reception
6:00 PM General Registration, Reception, Silent Auction
7:00 PM Live Auction, Dinner, Program
9:00 PM After-Party