Yearly Archives: 2019

  • AALEAD MD Kicks Off the 2019-2020 Program Year

    By YLan Nguyen, MD Programs Manager

    Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff

    October was the official kick-off of AALEAD Maryland After School Programs across all three middle schools and three high school sites. AALEAD staff have been working dilligently to reconnect with returning youth and meet new youth as we have a lot of exciting things planned for this school year! Her

  • AALEAD youth at One APAC Retreat: Roots

    By Ha Nguyen, Development Associate and Liana Shivers, VA Middle & High School Program Coordinator

    Photos courtesy of AALEAD Staff and GMU’s Asian Pacific American Coalition (APAC)

    This past Saturday, AALEAD youth from the VA High School Program embarked on a field trip to George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax, VA to attend the One APAC Fall Retreat, an even

  • That’s a Wrap! Closing Filipino American History Month

    By: Rochielle Canare, MD Middle & High School Program Coordinator

    Photos courtesy of AALEAD Staff

    The first month of MD after-school programs this year was filled with fresh faces, food, and Filipina/o/x American history. At Parkland Middle School, youth engaged in Filipina/o/x American History Month (FAHM) by learning about prominent Fil-Am figures. Youth broke

  • Filipino American History Month

    By: Roselyn Buensuceso, MD Middle School Program Coordinator
    Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff and Other Sources

    Those who fail to look back to where they came from will not reach where they’re going

    José Rizal

    October is a time when Filipina/o/x Americans reflect on

  • DC Youth Council: Youth Council Allies Retreat

    By: A-ron Orpilla, DC Middle & High School Program Coordinator

    Photos courtesy of AALEAD Staff

  • AALEAD Family Day

    By: Ha Nguyen, Development & Communications Associate

    Photos courtesy of Kaitlyn Jue

    AALEAD hosted its first Family Reunion Day a year ago in celebration of its 20th anniversary, and reunited with a supportive community of peers, staff, mentors, volunteers, board members, donors, and supporters. This year, AALEAD continued to ignite this spirit by hosting anothe

  • Try New Things, Try Old Things New

    By: Saadia Ahmad, DC Elementary School Program Coordinator

    Photos courtesy of Saadia Ahmad

    Greetings from Rochielle

    By: Rochielle Canare, MD Middle & High School Program Coordinator

    Photos Courtesy of Rochielle

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  • A Senior’s Journey with the College Mentoring Program

    By Freidricka Camille, College and Career Mentoring Program Coordinator, and Mecca C., Woodrow Wilson High School Alumna, Class of 2019

    Photos courtesy of Freidricka Camille

    With the summer behind us and the new school year upon us, we interview AALEAD alumna Mecca C. to hear her experience in the college prep program.

    By Liana Shivers, VA Middle and High School Program Coordinator

    Photo courtesy of Liana Shivers

    Tenth grade, as I was sitting in my AP European History class, scribbled in white on a blackboard, there's a quote:

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