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Thank You, AALEAD

By Diane Bui, former AALEAD MD High School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of Diane Bui and other AALEAD Staff   In summer 2015, I had just returned from my post-grad gap year in Australia unsure of what next steps I wanted to take in my life. I knew I needed to get a job, but […]

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#KeepFamiliesTogether

By Neel Saxena, Executive Director Photos courtesy of Various Sources AALEAD was founded to support refugee youth and families. Refugees who saw their family members, neighbors, friends, and coworkers killed back home or lost during their passage, facing danger from pirates, over-crowded boats, and storms. At that time, as Vietnamese fled, they settled in squalid […]

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Summer Intern Spotlight: Sharon Rajadurai

By: Sharon Rajadurai, VA Summer Program Intern Photos courtesy of Sharon Rajadurai Hello all! My name is Sharon Rajadurai and I am this summer’s Virginia Program Intern. I am so excited to be living in Virginia this summer and to be fulfilling this role to the best of my ability. First, a little bit about […]

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Act To Change: An Awareness Campaign to Address Bullying

By Ha Nguyen, Development and Communications Associate Photos courtesy of AALEAD Staff Every seven minutes, there is an occurrence of bullying. Every day, youth of all ages experience bullying in schools across the country. Bullying may inflict distress on the targeted youth including physical, psychological, social or educational harm. Youth are at a higher risk […]

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