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19 going on 20

By Neel Saxena, Executive Director Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff The title of this blog pays homage to the film, “13 Going on 30” which is the story about a girl who makes a wish on her thirteenth birthday, and wakes up the next day as a thirty-year-old woman. The story of AALEAD began 19 […]

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Do You Know Who You Are?

By Ha Nguyen, Development and Communications Associate Photos Courtesy of Ha Nguyen As 2017 starts to wrap up and give way to 2018, we begin to reflect back on how our life has progressed throughout the year. It is essential to not just dwell on mistakes that you have made along the way. It is […]

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Fall 2017 Internship Reflections: A Fulfilling and Educational Opportunity

By Fahduma Majid, Development and Communications Intern and Jenny Zhang, DC Elementary School Program Intern Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff   The AALEAD internship program seeks to provide interns with an educational and impactful experience. This semester, AALEAD had the privilege of supporting Fahduma Majid and Jenny Zhang in our internship program!  Freidricka Camille, Community College […]

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Bringing out the Family of AALEAD

By Emily N., current AALEAD youth and Pallavi Rudraraju, VA Middle School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff Last week, AALEAD’s VA Programs sent off our youth for winter break with a fun and activity-filled Winter Holiday Party. For many of our new AALEADers, it was the first time they interacted with staff and […]

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