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The J Family

AALEAD: A Second Home

By Charles Kuo, DC Elementary School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff Year to year, families and youth move to DC  hoping to stay here and find a sense of belonging. AALEAD is a community first and foremost and we welcome families who are new to the area. In our DC Elementary School Program, […]

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AALEAD Park Clean Up

AALEAD Park Clean-Up: Lessons Learned

By Diane Bui, Yonsoo Kang, and Stephanie Lim, AALEAD staff Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff On Saturday, April 16th, AALEADers in DC, Maryland, and Virginia participated in our annual Park Clean-Up event. We all spent the morning learning about the value of community service, the importance of recycling, and the choices we can make as […]

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3 Things to Remember When Working with Youth

By YLan Nguyen, MD Programs Intern Hey everyone, it’s YLan again! I’m entering the ninth week of my internship with AALEAD and I’ve been learning a lot about youth work. Last week, I attended a training called “Structure and Clear Limits” hosted by the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality that focused on […]

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Poe Middle School AALEADers ready to network

Networking AALEAD Style

By Yonsoo Kang, VA Middle School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of Yonsoo Kang Hello hello! Spring is finally here and my allergies are not acting up for the first time in my life! Our youth in VA had some interesting experiences during February and March. In February, we learned about famous Black activists, artists, and […]

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