Yearly Archives: 2022

  • Youth Say AALEAD Programs Are a 10 Out of 10!

    By AALEAD DC High School Youth and Natie Hara, DC High School Program Coordinator
    Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff







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    AALEAD in Bloom

    Written by Various AALEAD Staff Members; Organized by Diana Tran

    Photos by Various Sources

    Photo courtesy of Rachel Hendrix (National Par

  • Community Bonding with Asian American LEAD Virginia Youth Bonding

    By Catherine Han, Virginia Middle School Program Coordinator 
    Photos Courtesy of: AALEAD Staf

    Virginia Programs are in full swing for the 2022 year! We are currently at Falls Church High School, Annandale High School, Luther Jackson Middle School, Kilmer Middle School and Poe Middle School. You might have noticed that AALEAD is now a

  • Proudly Presenting our 2022 AALEAD DC Showcase Event!

    By Diana Tran, DC MS Program Coordinator
    Images from various AALEAD staff members

    Throughout February, Asian American LEAD celebrated Black History Month with the rest of the nation. In the work that we do as a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting low-income and underserved Asian-American Pa

  • Anastasiya’s Welcome

    By Anastasiya Tsoy, MD Programs Manager
    Photos & Media courtesy of Anastasiya

    Hello, World! My name is Anastasiya and I am so excited to be joining the AALEAD Maryland team as a Program Manager and lead three of our major projects -- Afterschool, Summer, and Mentoring Programs. I look forward to me

  • Happy Lunar New Year from AALEAD!

    By: Diana Tran, DC Middle School Program Coordinator

    February 1st, 2022 marked the first day of the Lunar New Year. Cultures across Asia celebrate Lunar New Year in different ways and even go by different names. Korea celebrates Seollal (설날) while Vietnam rings in Tết on the fi

  • Youth Mentoring Program Relaunch & National Mentoring Month

    By: Hannah Cheyney, Mentoring Program Manager

    Relationships change lives. That is the biggest takeaway I have had as Asian American LEAD’s Mentor Program Manager celebrating National Mentoring Month this January. We launched Mentoring Program applications , connected with many future participants through social media, an

  • New Year, New AALEAD!

    By Natie Hara, DC High School Program Coordinator
    Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff and The DC Mayor's Office on Asian & Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA)

    Happy New Year! We hope your holidays were restorative! From last year’s after school and summer programs, we at AALEAD ha

  • Mentor Program Relaunch & National Mentoring Month

    By Hannah Cheyney, Mentoring Program Manager

    Happy National Mentoring Month! We are excited to announce that Asian American LEAD is re-launching our Youth Mentoring Program! Applications for mentors and mentees are now live, and pairs will start as early as March 1, 2022. Here at AALEAD, we are all excited to help support our youth, especially during t

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