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Eileen Chen, VA Programs Intern

Dignity and Pride as the AALEAD Family Grows

By Yonsoo Kang, VA Middle School Program Coordinator, and Eileen Chen, VA Programs Intern Photos Courtesy of Yonsoo Kang, Eileen Chen, and the Heinz History Center “…the movements translate to ‘I’m not above you, you’re not above me, we’re side by side, we’re together…’” – LaMont Hamilton, Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow at the Center for Folklife […]

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AALEAD Guitar Workshop

After the Guitar Workshop: Backstage with Bernard and Nanc

  By Ari Pak, MD High School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of Ari Pak “Joy can be a joy and sadness can be a sadness… With guitar, I can express as much as what I feel. That’s the attraction of the guitar.”  —Sungha Jung, South Korean Acoustic Guitarist, DCInside Interview, 2008 Walking past an Albert Einstein […]

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Volunteer Voices: Jimmy's Story

Volunteer Voices: Jimmy’s Story

By Stephanie Lim & Tina Ngo, AALEAD Staff Photos Courtesy of Stephanie Lim, AALEAD Staff As we kick off the start of a new school year, Asian American LEAD (AALEAD) staff are always excited to reunite with youth, but also, another very important part of our AALEAD family – our volunteers. This month’s spotlight focuses […]

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VA Programs

Top 10 Reasons to Join AALEAD!!!

By Shaima Ahmad, VA Programs Manager Photo Courtesy of AALEAD Staff It is the start to a new school year, only a few weeks in, and programs have launched slowly but surely in FCPS. When asked why they have joined AALEAD, both new and returning AALEADers joined in the conversation and mapped out expectations for […]

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