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Highlights from DC Elementary School Program

The DC Elementary School Program recently had their first field trip of the year, and despite the rain and cold, our youth spend the whole day exploring. Our first field trip for this year at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore. For the last 2 months youth have been learning about different careers in the field of Science and got a hands-on interactive experience related to Earth Sciences, Physics, Space and Zoology to name a few.

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A Cultural disPLACEment

By Neel Saxena, Executive DirectorPhoto courtesy of Taquiena Boston On Thursday, October 18, 2019, Asian American LEAD (AALEAD) connected with the Consumer Health Foundation (CHF) to help celebrate their 20th Anniversary with a tour of DC’s Chinatown and share #ThisFireBurnin inside youth whose history has been erased and ignored. CHF advocates for racial equity and […]

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“I potentially want to be that adult that I needed in High School.”

By Aaron Orpilla, DC Middle & High School Program Coordinator; and Iftakhar Alam, Communications Intern Photo Courtesy of Aaron Orpilla Hello! What’s up everyone! My name is Aaron Orpilla, colleagues, friends, and students call me A-ron (Aye-ron). I am very excited to be AALEAD’s new DC Middle and High School Program Coordinator. I have just […]

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My Favorite AALEAD Moments, pt5.

By YLan Nguyen, MD High School Program Coordinator; Stephanie Lim, former DC Middle & High School Program Coordinator; and Iftakhar Alam, Communications Intern Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff AALEAD truly believes in the power and potential of our young people. We aim to provide them with all the opportunities possible to help them to recognize […]

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