Yearly Archives: 2018

  • Discover your passion with the 7th Annual AALEAD APA Youth Summit

    By Ha Nguyen, Development & Communications Associate

    Photos courtesy of AALEAD Staff

    On November 17, 2018, over 40 High School youth in the DMV area gathered around the Freer | Sackler Gallery of Art to participate in the 7th Annual AALEAD APA Youth Summit.

    The theme of AALEAD programming this year is

  • VA Middle School IGNITES the 2018-2019 After School Programs

    By Pallavi Rudraraju, VA Middle School Coordinator

    Photo courtesy of AALEAD VA MS youth

    Hello everyone!

    I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your friends and family. Today I wanted to give you a sneak peek into VA Middle School programs this school year. We have had a plethora of worksho

  • Staff Spotlight: Jamie Fleishman

    By Jamie Fleishman, MD Middle School Program Coordinator

    Photo courtesy of Jamie

    Recently, Jamie has joined AALEAD’s Maryland Office as a Middle School Program Coordinator! To learn more about Jamie, read her Q&A responses!

    Highlights from DC Elementary School Program

    By Nadiah Widodo, DC Elementary School Program Teacher; Saadia Ahmad, DC Elementary School Program Coordinator; and Charles Kuo, DC Programs Manager

    Photos courtesy of AALEAD Staff

    A Cultural disPLACEment

    By Neel Saxena, Executive Director

    Photo courtesy of Taquiena Boston

    On Thursday, October 18, 2019, Asian American LEAD (AALEAD) connected with the Consumer Health Foundation (CHF) to help celebrate their 20th Anniversary with a tour of DC’s Chinatown and share #ThisFireBurnin inside youth whose history has been erased and ignored. CHF advocates for racial eq

  • “I potentially want to be that adult that I needed in High School.”

    By Aaron Orpilla, DC Middle & High School Program Coordinator; and Iftakhar Alam, Communications Intern

    Photo Courtesy of Aaron Orpilla

  • My Favorite AALEAD Moments, pt5.

    By YLan Nguyen, MD High School Program Coordinator; Stephanie Lim, former DC Middle & High School Program Coordinator; and Iftakhar Alam, Communications Intern

    Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff


    AALEAD truly believes in the power and potential of our young people. We aim to provide t

  • “I could not have done this alone.”

    By Stephanie Lim, former DC Middle & High School Program Coordinator

    Photos Courtesy of Stephanie Lim and AALEAD Staff

    At the time of writing, it is the Monday of my last week at Asian American LEAD. I have cleaned out most of my desk and organized it for the next coordinator. I have packed most of the notes and cards I’ve received from youth, former i

  • My Favorite AALEAD Moments, pt4.

    By Vi Bui, Youth Mentoring & Volunteer Programs Coordinator; Freidricka Camille, College & Career Mentoring Programs Coordinator; and Ha Nguyen, Development & Communications Associate

    Photos courtesy of AALEAD Staff

  • My Favorite AALEAD Moments, pt3.

    By Anu Sharma, MD High School Program Coordinator; Shaima Ahmad, VA Programs Manager; and Ha Nguyen, Development & Communications Associate

    Photos courtesy of AALEAD Staff

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