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Greetings From the New Mentoring and Volunteer Coordinator

By Stephanie Lim, Mentoring and Volunteer Coordinator Photos Courtesy of Neel Saxena, Development & Communications Director Hello everyone, I’m excited to join AALEAD as Mentoring and Volunteer Coordinator. I started in this position on August 24th and I’ve been learning so much! The staff has been so welcoming and kind, and it’s been great working […]

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Hello Again, AALEAD!

By Yonsoo Kang, VA Middle School Coordinator Photos Courtesy of Yonsoo Kang Hi everyone! My name is Yonsoo Kang and I am the new Virginia Middle School Coordinator based in Annandale!  I’m excited to be part of AALEAD again and to be spreading the wonderful programs this organization has to offer into the VA middle […]

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Message from the ED: The End of Summer . . . a Time of Transition

August is a month of transition at Asian American LEAD.  Summer programs end and there’s a brief pause before school-year after-school programs begin. During this pause, we typically hold our yearly Staff Retreat before staff take the opportunity for vacation time before the fall.  This year was no exception – we had several days for […]

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A Summer Never To Be Forgotten

By Victor Romos, DC Middle & High School Summer Program Intern Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff Have you ever tried to keep 20 youths’ attention during an activity for more than 10 minutes? It’s hard. My summer with Asian American LEAD (AALEAD) was fantastic, unexpected, and transforming. Seeing the youth interact with each other was […]

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