Monthly Archives: March 2017

  • Stories that Envision, Create, Transform

    By Neel Saxena, Executive Director Photos Courtesy of Saadia Ahmed On March 22, 2017, AALEAD hosted the Aspire to LEAD fundraising event at Top of the Town in Arlington, VA. This was AALEAD's 4th such fundraiser and my first as Executive Director. Last year I was behind the scenes and this year I had the incredible opportunity to join our youth in sharing our often overlooked stories as Asian Pacific Americans. This year's theme was Envision, Create, Transform. For our youth, staff, mentors

  • Smithsonian Adventures and Current Events

    By Diane Bui, MDMS Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD MD Staff   One of the luxuries of living so close to Washington, DC is the ability to travel into the city and learn about American culture through the many Smithsonian museums in the area. On Saturday, March 11, we had the opportunity to bring 22 middle and high school youth from our MD programs to the National Museum of the American Indian. In light of current events, it is crucial to learn more about other culture

  • ECAASU 2017: Atmosphere Leads to Expansion

    By Charles Kuo, DC Programs Manager Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff   FY17 ECAASU Blog Image 1   18 youth. 3 program staff. 2 vans. 1 life-changing experience. On February 17, 2017, 18 of o

  • Starting a New Adventure with AALEAD

    By Vi Bui, Mentoring and Volunteer Programs Coordinator Photos Courtesy of Vi Bui My name is Vi and I am AALEAD’s new Mentoring and Volunteer Programs Coordinator. I am really excited to start this incredibly important and valuable work and wanted to take some time to introduce myself to the community. I was born and raised in the State of Delaware. Not to be confused with the city in Ohio or the county in Pennsylvania. You’ve probably never been there, driven through it on I-95, do

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