Yearly Archives: 2014

  • DC Holiday Party Festivities!

    By Shobana Modur, DC Middle and High School Program Coordinator Photos courtesy of AALEAD Staff On December 17th, the DC AALEAD team held their annual Holiday Party for the students at Thomson and Bancroft Elementary.  The event was held at Asbury Methodist Church with roughly 100 youth, family, and guests in attendance.  Before the program began, the DC Middle and High School student volunteers worked diligently to ensure the elementary students were having the best time!  Some activities

  • VA Holiday Party 2014!

    By: Shaima Ahmad - VA High School Coordinator Photos Courtesy of Shaima Ahmad AALEADers at Annandale High held their First Annual AALEAD Holiday Party! Twenty two students attended and co-hosted the event. Although this is the first year of pro

  • MD Holiday Party Festivities!

    By Melor Suhaimi, MD Programs Manager Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff On Friday December 19th, AALEADers celebrated the holidays at the Holiday Park Senior Center in Wheaton, MD for AALEAD's MD annual holiday party!  119 AALEAD youth, family, and guests attended the party to enjoy a night of laughs, fun, eating, and performances! For the past few years, AALEAD has hosted the party at the Holiday Park Senior Center where it has been an ideal place to showcase our youth's talents and to enjoy a

  • Message from the ED: Happy Holidays!

    From all of us at Asian American LEAD, best wishes for this holiday season! We have had a whirlwind of holiday celebrations closing out 2014 with our youth.  I love this time of year where I get to see our full AALEAD community celebrating together.  This may be a record year for the number of youth, family, and community members celebrating with us.  I have been lucky enough to celebrate with our youth across the region – in DC, Montgomery County, and Fairfax.

    Deck the Halls with AALEADers!

    By Jin, AALEAD DC Student Photos Courtesy of Tina Ngo, AALEAD Staff This past weekend, seven AALEAD Mentoring Program pairs celebrated the holidays by participating in our first ever Mentoring Program Holiday Fair! From making gingerbread houses to decorating cards for our troops and even posing in some silly photos at our makeshift Holiday Photo Booth, mentors and mentees had a wonderful time getting to know one another and sharing some holiday cheer. Check out a poem about the event from one

  • AALEAD’s MD High School Youth Speak Up!

    By Ari Pak, MD High School Program Coordinator Photo Courtesy of Ari Pak

    Last night, MD AALEADers participated in a discussion on youth issues at the 8th Annual Yout

  • Aspire to LEAD 2015 – Free Lunch Fundraiser!

    **Please check back for more updates and details to come!** Hello, Friends! Asian American LEAD (AALEAD) is excited to announce that our free fundraiser lunch, Aspire to LEAD, will be on Thursday, March 5, 2015, from 12 to 1 pm, at Woo Lae Oak restaurant in Tysons Corner, VA this year.

  • Farewell from My

    Immediately following college, I wanted to make a difference, and do something meaningful with my time.  That was how I found myself interested in working with AALEAD, and my time spent at AALEAD has been much more than just meaningful. But every hello ends with a goodbye. I just want to take this time to thank AALEAD’s staff for welcoming me into the organization and supporting me during my journey as the DC MS & HS Program Coordinator at AALEAD. I’ve had the opportunity to witness ho

  • Gifts for the Homeless Clothing Drive

    By Keo Xiong, MD Middle School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff

    In the United States, 2.5 million children under 18 years old were homeless in 2013, according to a new report, “America’s Youngest Outcasts,” published by the
  • Reflections On My AALEAD Internship

    By Dong Zhou, DC Elementary School Program Intern Photos Courtesy of April Kim, DC Elementary School Program Teacher The time passed by so fast. I can't believe my fall internship is ending! This was my first internship ever, and I received many unique experiences from it. First of all, I am touched by Asian American LEAD (AALEAD) staff members. They have fully dedicated themselves to the community that we serve, and they treat each other like family. Working with these wonderful people gave m

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