Greetings from Anu!

By Anu Sharma, MD High School Program CoordinatorPhotos Courtesy of Anu Sharma and AALEAD Staff In a response to the question “What keeps you going?”, Angela Davis, a Black political activist, author, and scholar, explains: “Optimism is an absolute necessity… What has kept me going has been the development of new modes of community. I […]

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Learning about Microaggressions: Intern Observation @ DC Youth Programs

By Liying Tan, AALEAD Curriculum Development InternPhotos Courtesy of Liying Tan  AALEAD’s DC Origins Summer Program ’18 On July 10th, I had the opportunity to visit the AALEAD’s DC Summer Programs at Alice Deal Middle School and witnessed an interesting workshop about how youth respond to workplace/higher education situations involving microaggressions. With the lead of […]

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Mentor Older Youth with AALEAD’s College and Career Mentoring Program

By: Freidricka Camille, College and Career Mentoring Program Coordinator Photo courtesy of AALEAD Staff   This is an exciting time to consider applying to be a College and Career Mentor with Asian American LEAD (AALEAD). Not only is Asian American LEAD bolstering its college access support for high school students, we are also expanding our […]

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Supporting First Generation College Students

By: Neel Saxena, Executive Director Photos courtesy of AALEAD staff & various sources Three years ago, AALEAD embarked in uncharted waters and no this is not a shark week post! We launched an extension of our oldest program, our mentoring program, to support community college students with career mentoring. That year, 90% of our youth […]

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