AALEAD’s 3rd Annual Eid Celebration

By Melor Suhaimi, AALEAD Staff Photos courtesy of AALEAD Staff & Youth To me, Eid is a special time where I get to spend time with my family, eat a lot of food, and enjoy the holiday! And for the third time in AALEAD history, I was able to spend the Eid holiday with the […]

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VA High School Staff Introduction: Shaima Ahmad

Hi my name is Shaima Ahmad and I am the VA High School Program Coordinator. I began at AALEAD as a DC Elementary School Summer Program teacher. I was able to make such a strong connection with the kids that I found it hard to say goodbye, and it was hook, line and sinker for […]

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New MD High School Staff Introduction: Ari Pak

Hi all! My name is Ari Pak and I excitedly join the AALEAD team as the new MD High School Program Coordinator. I first found AALEAD in my search for volunteer opportunities with APA youth. I began volunteering for the DC Elementary School Program at Thomson Elementary school as a Teaching Assistant with 3rd and 4th […]

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Goodbye for Now, AALEAD!

By Alex Neeley, DC Elementary School Program Intern Photo Courtesy of AALEAD Staff As the DC Elementary School Summer Program came to a close, I sat in a classroom recalling the past five weeks. Where had all the time gone? It seemed like it was just yesterday that I was sitting in a circle in […]

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