3014 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
The mission of the Latin American Youth Center's YouthBuild Public Charter School (YB PCS) is to transform the lives of high school dropouts in the District of Columbia through an educational curriculum that combines academics with vocational training, employability skill-building, and community service to prepare students for college or the workplace while they work to create housing for the city’s low-income residents. The school was founded by the Latin American Youth Center, (LAYC) a well-established nonprofit organization based in the District of Columbia, and a group of community members with a wide-ranging set of experiences and expertise. The school seeks to build on the success of the LAYC’s YouthBuild program by transforming it into a public charter school in order to better serve the needs of greater numbers of young people and achieve improved educational and vocational outcomes.
Children & Youth, Education – K-12