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

By Ari Pak, Programs DirectorPhotos & 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 us and at Asian American LEAD: an ongoing health pandemic and continued impacts on underserved […]

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Introducing AALEAD’s New Executive Director, Akil Vohra

The Board of Directors of Asian American LEAD (AALEAD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Akil Vohra as our new Executive Director. In this role, Akil will work with the Board to advance education and mentorship support for low-income and underserved Asian American and Pacific Islander youth in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region. […]

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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 […]

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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 youth work is healing work. That is because the young […]

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