Youth Column: Reflections on Identity

By Amie Do Being born in America, unlike my parents who are immigrants from Vietnam, has led to a difficult journey of assimilating into both the American and Vietnamese cultures. Although this process has been challenging, it has also been rewarding. It wasn’t just having to adjust to an environment where I felt disconnected, but it […]

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Claudia’s Welcome

By Claudia Han, Part-Time Virginia Middle School Youth Facilitation Coordinator Photos & Media courtesy of Claudia Hi Everyone! My name is Claudia Han (she/her/hers), the new Part-Time Virginia Middle School Youth Facilitation Coordinator. I am so excited to share with you a little bit more about myself, and can’t wait to meet you all at […]

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Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month! 

By Olivia Lancaster We hope you enjoyed Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month!  To celebrate, AALEAD attended the Asian Festival on Main in Virginia and were their official nonprofit partner this year! AALEAD received a donation of $3,500! We also observed AALEAD’s 25th anniversary with a 25th Anniversary Gala. We were so happy to see […]

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Summer 2023 Program Internship

Hey everyone! My name is Kelly Ji, and I’m working for AALEAD as a summer program intern. I worked with AALEAD in high school, and I’m so excited to return to the organization after a year in college. I just finished my freshman year at Pomona College in Claremont, CA with a double major in […]

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