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#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. At that time, as Vietnamese fled, they settled in squalid […]

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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. First, a little bit about […]

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Act To Change: An Awareness Campaign to Address Bullying

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 distress on the targeted youth including physical, psychological, social or educational harm. Youth are at a higher risk […]

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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 […]

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