Lori Kaplan

Leadership Council Member

For 39 years (31 as CEO), Lori led the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) to national prominence as an award-winning network of youth programs in Washington, DC. Under Lori’s direction, LAYC guided thousands of low-income youth to better opportunity, while creating pioneering organizations and schools. LAYC was also one of New Futures’ first “community partner organizations,” providing it over the years with more scholars than any other sponsoring organization. Since retiring from LAYC in 2018, Lori has served as a board member of LAYC Career Academy Public Charter School, Turnaround, Inc., YRMedia, and the National Capital Area Association of the United Nations Foundation.