Creating Opportunities, Gaining Experiences

By Yuanlong D., Current DC MS/HS Program Youth Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff It all started with a simple inquiry I made to one of the AALEAD staff: “Is it possible if I interned here?”. My school, School Without Walls High School, requires every student to complete one semester of internship in order to graduate, […]

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Stories that Envision, Create, Transform

By Neel Saxena, Executive Director Photos Courtesy of Saadia Ahmed On March 22, 2017, AALEAD hosted the Aspire to LEAD fundraising event at Top of the Town in Arlington, VA. This was AALEAD’s 4th such fundraiser and my first as Executive Director. Last year I was behind the scenes and this year I had the incredible […]

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Smithsonian Adventures and Current Events

By Diane Bui, MDMS Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD MD Staff   One of the luxuries of living so close to Washington, DC is the ability to travel into the city and learn about American culture through the many Smithsonian museums in the area. On Saturday, March 11, we had the opportunity to bring […]

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ECAASU 2017: Atmosphere Leads to Expansion

By Charles Kuo, DC Programs Manager Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff     18 youth. 3 program staff. 2 vans. 1 life-changing experience. On February 17, 2017, 18 of our AALEAD High School youth embarked on a great adventure and attended the East Coast Asian American Student Union Conference.  ECAASU (also known as East Coast […]

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