Latin American Community Center

Latin American Community Center

Latin American Community Center (LACC) was founded in 1969 by a small group of Puerto Rican migrants seeking to address the immediate needs of members of their community as they adapted to life in a new country, and in most cases, to a new language. LACC provides a safe and culturally relevant environment so community members can comfortably access needed and affordable education and social services. Children may participate in programs starting at 6 weeks old, including Early Development Center, school-age before and after care, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, summer camp, school credit recovery and youth enrichment programs for upper middle school and high school students.

In 2016, campers saw results in:

Sight Word Recognition

76%

of kids grew or stayed the same

3.5
months

was the average amount of growth

Vocabulary

73%

of kids grew or stayed the same

5.5
months

was the average amount of growth

Phonics

76%

of kids grew or stayed the same

3.0
months

was the average amount of growth

“A highlight from this summer was the campers’ level of engagement. Campers truly enjoyed the curriculum that was provided. We are excited to put on a high-quality summer camp where kids are eager and anxious to come back day after day.”

- Nancy Aragbaye