MD Change Makers

By Diane Bui, MD Middle School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of Chelsea Iorlano, Development and Communications Associate   Each new school year brings a new, exciting energy to AALEAD programs. This year, the Maryland team wants to focus on unifying all youth throughout the nine program sites under one theme and year-long goal. During the […]

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AALEAD & NAKASEC Field Trip to Chinatown

Gentrification in DC’s Chinatown

By Yonsoo Kang, VA Middle School Program Coordinator, & Naijla Faizi, DC Middle & High School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff and SaeHee Chun from NAKASEC Happy October everyone! As After School programs across all three regions begin, AALEAD VA has already completed its first field trip during the four day weekend! This […]

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AALEAD Hero: Ms. Saadia

Meet Our Heroes: Youth Workers with a Mission

By Charles Kuo, DC Programs Manager Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff   I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.- Maya Angelou This year, AALEAD DC Elementary School Program youth will discover the hero within and how they can each be heroes in their day-to-day lives. The AALEAD […]

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AALEAD @ 6 Flags

The Return of the Youth to AALEAD VA

By Yonsoo Kang, VA Programs Coordinator Photo Courtesy by AALEAD Staff   Hello again! AALEAD VA Summer Horizons finished with an amazing trip to Six Flags after six weeks of fun and intense activities. As autumn draws closer, after school programs are beginning.  In fact, I have been meeting with Holmes MS youth since the […]

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