My Ten Weeks With AALEAD Flew By In the Blink of An Eye

By Liying Tan, Curriculum Development InternPhotos courtesy of AALEAD Staff This summer, I was honored to be selected as a Curriculum Development Intern for the AALEAD. Starting off, I was interested in working for non-profit organizations and Curriculum Development. However, I’m not sure what I can accomplish ultimately as I had no official work experience […]

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2018 Summer Program Interns – Final Reflections

By Sharon Rajadurai, VA Summer Program Intern; Alani Fujii, MD Summer Program Intern; and Ha Nguyen, Development & Communications AssociatePhotos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff On August 2nd, the 2018 AALEAD Origins Summer Program officially concluded after serving over 100 youth grades 6 to 12 across the DC metropolitan area in Montgomery County, MD; Fairfax County, […]

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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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