Kaeli’s Welcome

Hello everyone! My name is Kaeli Patchen, and I am thrilled to be the new DC Middle School and Peer Mentorship Program Coordinator for AALEAD! Although it’s a strange time to be starting this new position, I am so excited to continue my journey as an educator and activist. I first got into social justice […]

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Youth Intern Spotlight

By: YLan Nguyen, MD Programs Manager and Grace D., MD Community Advocacy Intern Photos Courtesy of Grace D. Since the beginning of December, AALEAD Maryland staff welcomed our very first Community Advocacy Youth Intern, Grace D. For the duration of the academic school year, Grace will be supporting staff with AALEAD MD social media communications, […]

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Staff Farewell

By Roselyn Buensuceso, Former MD Middle School Programs Coordinator Joining AALEAD has been the greatest adventure. I met an amazing team of staff who dedicate themselves wholeheartedly into supporting youth. I met youth from MD, DC, & VA who all have a spark of curiosity in their eyes, a hunger to change the world, and […]

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AALEAD in the Community – DC Youth Service Projects

By Natie Hara, DC High School Program Coordinator Photos and Video Courtesy of AALEAD DC Youth Council and AALEAD Youth AALEAD is proud to share highlights from our virtual service learning projects!  As the pandemic continues, AALEAD youth and staff have openly discussed how they have been impacted by COVID-19.  However, beyond our dialogue, the […]

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