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Aspire to LEAD 2018

By Neel Saxena, Executive Director Aspire to LEAD is about getting involved with Asian American LEAD to impact the lives of low-income and underserved Asian Pacific American youth. One of the ways to get involved is joining AALEAD at a powerful 1-hour fundraising breakfast on April 6, 2018 at 8:30 am at Top of the Town […]

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Black and Asian Pacific American Solidarity – a history of resistance

By Mecca McPherson, MD Middle School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff In 1926, Black History Month was first established in by Carter G. Woodson to begin humbly as Negro History Week. The week began as a way of remembering the important contributions by people of the African diaspora. Black History Month (in the U.S.) […]

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Sharing My Culture: 2018 Spring Intern Introduction

By Kenny Lam, DC Elementary School Program Intern Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff   The AALEAD Internship program is an excellent opportunity for folks to get involved in the community and learn about youth development. Kenny L. was a previous summer volunteer for our DC Middle and High School Summer Program and is now our […]

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Getting in Touch with Our Roots

By Pallavi Rudraraju, VA Middle School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of Pallavi Rudraraju   As you may know, AALEAD’s theme for this 2017-2018 school year is “AALEAD Origins: Rooted in Our Past, Creating Our Future.” Our goal is to learn about our past and use it to create the future we want to see in […]

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