Monthly Archives: June 2018

  • Thank You, AALEAD

    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

  • #KeepFamiliesTogether

    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"]

    Summer Intern Spotlight: Sharon Rajadurai

    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.

  • Act To Change: An Awareness Campaign to Address Bullying

    By Ha Nguyen, Development and Communications Associate Photos courtesy of AALEAD Staff Image may contain: 8 people, people smiling, people sitting

    As we go on, we remember

    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.

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