• Deck the Halls with AALEADers!

    By Jin, AALEAD DC Student Photos Courtesy of Tina Ngo, AALEAD Staff This past weekend, seven AALEAD Mentoring Program pairs celebrated the holidays by participating in our first ever Mentoring Program Holiday Fair! From making gingerbread houses to decorating cards for our troops and even posing in some silly photos at our makeshift Holiday Photo Booth, mentors and mentees had a wonderful time getting to know one another and sharing some holiday cheer. Check out a poem about the event from one

  • Aspire to LEAD 2015 – Free Lunch Fundraiser!

    **Please check back for more updates and details to come!** Hello, Friends! Asian American LEAD (AALEAD) is excited to announce that our free fundraiser lunch, Aspire to LEAD, will be on Thursday, March 5, 2015, from 12 to 1 pm, at Woo Lae Oak restaurant in Tysons Corner, VA this year.

  • Reflections On My AALEAD Internship

    By Dong Zhou, DC Elementary School Program Intern Photos Courtesy of April Kim, DC Elementary School Program Teacher The time passed by so fast. I can't believe my fall internship is ending! This was my first internship ever, and I received many unique experiences from it. First of all, I am touched by Asian American LEAD (AALEAD) staff members. They have fully dedicated themselves to the community that we serve, and they treat each other like family. Working with these wonderful people gave m

  • An Accomplished Morning!

    By Yuanlong, AALEAD DC Student Photos Courtesy of Alex Jue, AALEAD Mentor & Tina Ngo, AALEAD Staff

    Asian American LEAD (AALEAD) focuses on three different outcomes: Educational Empowerment, Identity Development, and Leadership. Every year, our youth work towards their leadership goals by participating in various community service activities across the greater DC Metro area. From creating cards for our veterans in the armed forces to volunteering at local hom

  • The AALEAD Family Grows: Welcome, Chelsea!

    By Chelsea Iorlano, Development & Communications Associate

    Photos courtesy of Victoria Gonçalves (GWU); Kayla Williams, Johnny Aruajo, GW MSSC Media Team

    AALEAD is FUELing the Legacy!

    By Antwoine Johnson, MD Middle School Program Coordinator Photos courtesy of AALEAD Staff

    “As you move forward and plan your day, figure out what issues are important to you and what fuels your fire.”

    - Christine Chen, Executive Director of APIAVote

    These were the words of the first keynote speaker of this year's FUEL Conference, as she encouraged everyone to make the most of the conference and

  • Thomson Tales: Thanking our Veterans

    By Charles Kuo, DC Elementary School Program Site Coordinator & Parent Outreach Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff AALEAD introduces “Thomson Tales”! In this blog series, you will be enlightened with the latest happenings at our DC Elementary School Program at Thomson Elementary School. Now take a deep breath… and prepare to be amazed!

  • AALEADers Explore Georgetown University!

    By Tina Ngo, AALEAD Staff Photos Courtesy of Tina Ngo, AALEAD Staff This past weekend, seven youth from Asian American LEAD’s (AALEAD) Mentoring Program, MD High School Program, and VA High School Program had the exciting opportunit

  • AALEAD FY2014 Highlights!

    We had an amazing FY14! Please take some time to check out our highlights below. As we kick off FY15, we truly look forward to another wonderful year. Make sure to stay connected and up-to-date by checking back on our blog and following us

  • Intern Introduction: Greetings from Dong!

    By Dong Zhou, DC Elementary School Program Intern Photo Courtesy of Dong Zhou, DC Elementary School Program Intern Hello everyone, my name is Dong Zhou, and I am Asian American LEAD's (AALEAD) Fall 2014 DC Elementary School Program Intern! I am currently a college student studying Education at American University. This fall, I am a part of the Washington Mentorship Program, which gives me the chance to intern twice a week to explore my interests and get experiences outside of the classroom.

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