Monthly Archives: December 2018

  • Staff Spotlight: Liana Shivers

    By Liana Shivers, VA High School Program Coordinator

    Photo courtesy of Liana

    Hi Everyone, my name is Liana Shivers and I am the new VA High School Program Coordinator for AALEAD, and I am uber excited to be part of the AALEAD community! I was born in Delaware, but pretty much grew up in Virginia. I recently graduated from George Mason University with a degree i

  • Saying Goodbye to 2018 at MD Holiday Party

    By YLan Nguyen, MD High School Program Coordinator
    Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff

    Last week, AALEAD Maryland Programs celebrated the end of the year at our Annual Winter Holiday Party. Youth from across MD middle schools and high schools gathered for an evening of community, joy, and celebration. The theme for this year’s Holiday Party derived from the overall program theme - “Ignite: Discover Your Passions.”

  • Promises Kept: Thomson Family Reunion

    By Saadia Ahmad, DC Elementary School Program Coordinator

    Photos courtesy of AALEAD Staff

    Every holiday season is a beautiful reminder to appreciate simple joys and be thankful for all the good things in life. Often times, we let little things stop us from seeing clearly and cloud our vision. But it’s gratitude that gives us energy and power to keep moving on and t

  • The New Kids on the Block: AALEAD expands programming to Arlington, VA

    By Neel Saxena, Executive Director

    Photos courtesy of Various Sources

    Over the past 10 years, Asian American LEAD went from a local youth development organization to the

  • 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

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