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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A Peek Into The AALEAD Virginia Summer Program

By: Sharon Rajadurai, VA Summer Programs Intern and AALEAD Virginia Youth Program Coordinators (YPCs) Photos courtesy of AALEAD staff   Virginia Summer programs have been two weeks filled with fun, learning, and growth. Our days begin with ice breakers and team building activities led by our eager Youth Program Coordinators (YPCs). YPC is an opportunity […]

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