Monthly Archives: June 2021

  • Summer Intern Spotlight: Annaliu Hanson

    By Annaliu Hanson, MD Summer Program Intern

    Photos Courtesy of Annaliu Hanson

    Hello everyone, my name is Annaliu Hanson and I am 21 years old. I am a rising senior at George Washington University, majoring in psychology. I was born in China and adopted at 1 year old. My grandparents on my mother’s side immigrated to the US from China and my dads family comes from E

  • AALEAD VA 2021 Showcase: Empower – RECAP

    By: Kathy Jiang, VA HS Program Coordinator

    Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff

    VA Programs came to a celebratory end on June 11th with our 2021 Showcase: Empower. Together, youth, staff, partners, and other event guests reflected on a school year filled with finding new ways to connect virtually and build com

  • That’s A Wrap! A Review of the 2021 DC End-of-Year Showcase

    By: Bang Co, DC Programs Manager

    After countless hours on Zoom, a multitude of meetings, and many impactful sessions, our DC Afterschool Program finally came to a conclusion on the evening of Wednesday, June 9th, 2021. Youth members and supporters came together to celebrate our middle school and high school youth and to uplift their work throughout the past nine mo

  • The Effects of the Model Minority Myth

    By: Kaeli Patchen, DC Middle School Program Coordinator

    As the month of May comes to a close, so does Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. This month was a great time for DC’s Middle School youth to reflect, celebrate, and even lead programs connected to the AAPI community.

    On Thursday, May 20th, DC had the opportunity to present on a topic of their choosing to t

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