Yearly Archives: 2020

  • Kathy’s Welcome

    By Kathy Jiang, VA High School Program Coordinator

    Photos & Media courtesy of Kathy Jiang 

    I was born in a small city in China, and immigrated to the United States as a baby. I called the DMV home from then on (except for the brief

  • Hannah’s Welcome

    By Hannah Casey, VA Middle School Program Coordinator

    Photo courtesy of Hannah Casey 

  • The Day After

    By Natie Hara, DC High School Program Coordinator

    Photos and Media Courtesy of AALEAD Staff

    The following passage is a brief snapshot of Wedne

  • Maggie’s Welcome

    AALEAD SUMMER UNWRITTEN 2020: The Successes of AALEAD’s First ALL VIRTUAL Program

    By Ari Pak, Programs Director Photos & Media courtesy of AALEAD Staff

    AALEAD is proud to share highlights from our first-ever 100% VIRTUAL Summer Unwritten Program: Elements of a (R)Evolution! This past summer, AA

  • Virtual Platforms for Real Impacts: AALEAD Programs in 2020-2021

    By Ari Pak, Programs Director
    Photos & Media Courtesy of AALEAD Staff

    I am excited to welcome AALEAD youth, staff, and community members back to another program year. In the past seven months, so much has transpired in the world around

  • Introducing AALEAD’s New Executive Director, Akil Vohra

    The Board of Directors of Asian American LEAD (AALEAD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Aki

  • Asian American LEAD Stands in Solidarity with Black Lives

    AALEAD believes that it is our moral duty to speak truth to the racial injustices laid bare in our society today and to state unequivocally that Black lives matter. We grieve the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Dominique Clayton, Rayshard Brooks,and too many other Black lives at the hands of police violence, which is a fatal manifestation of the deeply rooted systemic racism that has been a part of America since its founding. We acknow

  • New Ways of Making Change

    By Vi Bui, Mentoring & DC Programs Manager

    Dear AALEAD Community,

    It has truly been an amazing and transformative three years together.

    When I started working at AALEAD in 2017, to be honest, I was quite lost. However, I have really come to believe that yout

  • COVID-19 Update

    AALEAD Message to Youth & Families on Coronavirus

    Covid-19 Updates
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