By Diane Bui, former AALEAD MD High School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of Diane Bui and other AALEAD Staff In summer 2015, I had just returned from my post-grad gap year in Australia unsure of what next steps I wanted to take in my life. I knew I needed to get a job, but I had no idea what job I wanted. I found the position of MD Middle School Program Coordinator at AALEAD and thought it would be a good fit. My first day at AALEAD was September 8, 2015. And I had no i
By Neel Saxena, Executive Director Photos courtesy of Various Sources AALEAD was founded to support refugee youth and families. Refugees who saw their family members, neighbors, friends, and coworkers killed back home or lost during their passage, facing danger from pirates, over-crowded boats, and storms. [caption id="attachment_16406" align="alignleft" width="300"]
By: Sharon Rajadurai, VA Summer Program Intern
Photos courtesy of Sharon Rajadurai
Hello all! My name is Sharon Rajadurai and I am this summer’s Virginia Program Intern. I am so excited to be living in Virginia this summer and to be fulfilling this role to the best of my ability.
By Ha Nguyen, Development and Communications Associate Photos courtesy of AALEAD Staff Every seven minutes, there is an occurrence of bullying. Every day, youth of all ages experience bullying in schools across the country. Bullying may inflict dis
By Ha Nguyen, Development and Communications Associate Photos courtesy of Ban Tran and Ha Nguyen This past Saturday, AALEADers gathered together at the 2nd annual AALEAD Day in Silver Spring Civic Building to recognize and celebrate the achievements of our youth in 5th, 8th, and 12th Grade as they get ready to transition to their next journey.