By Yonsoo Kang, Previous VA Middle Schools Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff My dear AALEADers, During my interview for the VA Middle School Coordinator position, then executive director, Surjeet, asked me, “This is a new position. Are you ok with creating two new after school programs?” I remember going against my typical cautiousness […]
[Youth Stories]- From Youth to Youth Worker: Bhadon S.
By Charles Kuo, DC Programs Manager Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff I first met Bhadon S., an AALEAD intern at the time, during his surprise birthday party held by Tina N. (former AALEAD Mentoring and Volunteer Programs Manager). Many staff shared how proud they were of Bhadon and how he was an inspiration to […]
AALEAD Day 2017: Heroes Across the DMV
By Ari Pak, MD High School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff If you were at the Silver Spring Civic Center last Saturday June 3, you already know how big AALEAD celebrates our community members! If you couldn’t make it out, don’t worry–I’m here to give you a peek into our first ever AALEAD […]
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
By Neel Saxena, Executive Director Photos: Various Sources As the month of May comes to a close we mark the end of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. We continue the journey of a collective identity that began in the 1960s. As we celebrate the diversity of a unified APA identity, we continued to be mired in […]