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The Power of Lōkahi

By Pallavi Rudraraju, DC Elementary School Program Intern Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff Last week at the Walker-Jones Education Campus, our Ohana learned and embodied the Hawaiian value of Lōkahi – teamwork and cooperation. AALEAD was introduced to the term via our interactive weekly assembly, led this week by Ms. Diana and Mr. Justin. During […]

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DC Summer Program Torpedoes its Way Through the Factory!

By Yuanlong, AALEAD Youth Photos Courtesy of Yingzhi, AALEAD Youth On the DC Middle & High School Summer Program’s first field trip, we traveled to the Torpedo Factory, located in Alexandria, VA, to learn more about the different variations of art and the people behind all the amazing work. AALEADers explored the factory to experience […]

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Thank You

Thank you for this amazing journey (of almost five years!) with the AALEAD family! While I am no longer officially an AALEAD staff member, I will never stop being a part of the AALEAD family. I feel so privileged to have had the opportunity to meet, get to know, and serve/support our young people with […]

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Arts and the Community

By Antwoine Johnson, MD Middle School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff Community is an aspect of life that is embedded in every culture and manifests itself in many ways. To engage the community, to be part of it in such a way as to help it thrive and grow is a privilege and […]

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