Thanksgiving Cards: Writing for a Cause

By Rochielle Canare, MD Middle School Program CoordinatorPhotos and Media courtesy of AALEAD Staff A local charity foundation, Feed the Fridge, teamed up with a local restaurant to provide free meals to thousands of people in the Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia metropolitan area. The group requested help in providing 1,000 cards to accompany the free meals that will be […]

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Keeping Up with DC AALEAD!

By Natie Hara, DC High School Program CoordinatorPhotos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff, Youth, and Partners And we’re off!  Kicking off our fall programs, AALEAD has been hard at work facilitating hybrid programs and bringing youth and communities together.  Below is a summary of all of the programs and events DC AALEAD has hosted and has […]

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Safety with Sound Recap

By: Bang Co, DC Programs ManagerPhotos courtesy of Bang Co Throughout the months of August and September, the AALEAD team worked diligently to prepare and distribute goodie bags filled with PPE and other safety tools. Some of these tools included a personal Birdie safety alarm, a safety palm card in different languages, and a whistle […]

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AALEAD Visits the Washington Spirit

By Liana Shivers, VA Programs ManagerPhotos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff Do you remember your first in-person soccer game? The bright stadium lights, the green grassy field (is it real grass or fake grass – you wonder), the buzz of energy in the air right before the game kicks off? For a few AALEAD youth and […]

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