Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

By Neel Saxena,¬†Executive Director Photos: Various Sources As the month of May comes to a close we mark the end of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. We continue the journey of a collective identity that began in the 1960s. As we celebrate the diversity of a unified APA identity, we continued to be mired in […]

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Celebrating AALEAD’s Volunteers

By Vi Bui, Mentoring & Volunteer Programs Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff Here at Asian American LEAD (AALEAD), volunteers are a crucial resource to our youth development work. In some cases, such as with the mentoring program, we literally would not be able to provide these opportunities to our youth without the commitment of […]

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Power of Youth Workshops

By YLan Nguyen, MD Middle School Programs Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff For the past two months, AALEAD youth at Newport Mill Middle School have been planning their own workshops. Youth-led workshops are one of the ways that youth can choose what they want to learn about and how they want to learn. Youth-led […]

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My Career, My Choice

  By Charles Kuo, DC Programs Manager Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.¬†– Steve Jobs Determining your career can often be a challenge when faced with societal pressures. Folks often pursue the “right” […]

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