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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Latin American Youth Center

Health Promotor members will focus on Public Health efforts at Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) working under each jurisdictions Department of Health, Department of Behavioral Health, and with LAYCs vast network of partners. LAYC’s program consists of sexual wellness education and outreach, and COVID-19 education and food distribution relief. LAYC’s Public Health AmeriCorps Program focuses on serving youth ages 9-24 and their families in highly vulnerable areas as defined by the CDC's Social Vulnerability Index of Washington, DC, and Prince George’s County, Maryland. The Health Promotion’s mission is to provide education, resources, and link community members to services.


LAYC/MMYC is an organization that makes a difference in our community. We invite you to join our talented staff and become a part of an organization that is known for its commitment to excellence, mission, and respect for youth. We value diversity as a strength, with 85% of our staff identifying as people of color. We prioritize recruiting and supporting staff who have shared life experiences as our youth.

LAYC/MMYC’s mission is to empower a diverse population of youth to achieve a successful transition to adulthood, through multicultural, comprehensive, and innovative programs that address youths' social, academic, and career needs. To achieve that mission, LAYC/MMYC provides services and opportunities to approximately 5,000 individuals annually to support academic achievement, promote healthy behaviors, and guide youth toward successful adulthood. LAYC/MMYC also conducts advocacy and public policy work to broaden opportunities for youth.


· Assist Sexual Health efforts for organization; including but not limited to HIV, STI Testing, supporting outreaches.

· Assist DC Preventions Center for Wards 1 & 2 efforts combating ongoing substance trends in DC

· Assist Health Literacy Programming and efforts related to informing DC residents resources related to their health

· Support data collection of the program databases including ETO

· Support outreach events from LAYC for families and youth.

· Support the coordination and implementation of the community service projects required by LAYC

· Assist in the food pantry distribution process for families and students

· Support the diaper distribution from the Food Wellness Program.

· Participate in training and certifications for professional development directed by the supervisor.

· Support diaper distribution for families and youth.

· Support but not limited to health workshops.

· Members participate in the required trainings.

· Complete 1700 hours in the one year commitment.


  • High School Diploma or GED preferred but not required.


● Must be over 17 years of age or 17 and with parental consent form.

● Have completed a high school diploma or equivalent OR sign a legally binding contract committing to obtaining a high school diploma or equivalent before the end of contract.

● Background checks must be completed prior member service start date. Clearances to complete are MPD, FBI, State of residence (if not Washington DC) and the National Sex Offender Registry.

● US Citizen, foreign national, or lawful permanent resident.

● Mature, responsible, and reliable.

● Ability to demonstrate effective communication skills.

● Flexible, energetic, positive individual with commitment to youth development in a high quality, respectful environment.

● Ability to work well and communicate with culturally diverse populations


· Education Award after one year of commitment of $6,195.00

· Living Allowance of $18,700.00

· Be part of a Multicultural Environment

· Career opportunities with leading employers from private, public and nonprofit.

· Benefits for members Alumni https://americorps.gov/members-volunteers/alumni


This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 10 lbs. May require the ability to travel locally and/or regionally.

LAYC/MMYC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing opportunities without regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or status within any other protected group.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.


Please send a resume to Program Coordinator Jacobo Larios jacobo@layc-dc.org

Please include the title of the position in the email subject line.

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About Idealist.org


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Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.


Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.


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