Educational Empowerment

  • Love Your Heart

    By Neel Saxena, Executive Director

    Photos from various sources

    By Neel Saxena, Executive Director

    Photos Courtesy of Freidricka Camille, College and Career Mentoring Program Coordinator

    AALEAD’s approach to out-of-school time p

  • A Cultural disPLACEment

    By Neel Saxena, Executive Director

    Photo courtesy of Taquiena Boston

    On Thursday, October 18, 2019, Asian American LEAD (AALEAD) connected with the Consumer Health Foundation (CHF) to help celebrate their 20th Anniversary with a tour of DC’s Chinatown and share #ThisFireBurnin inside youth whose history has been erased and ignored. CHF advocates for racial eq

  • Greetings from Anu!

    By Anu Sharma, MD High School Program Coordinator
    Photos Courtesy of Anu Sharma and AALEAD Staff

    In a response to the question “What keeps you going?”, Angela Davis, a Black political activist, author, and scholar, explains:

    “Optimism is an absolute necessity… What has kept me going has been the development of new modes of community. I don

  • Mentor Older Youth with AALEAD’s College and Career Mentoring Program

    By: Freidricka Camille, College and Career Mentoring Program Coordinator Photo courtesy of AALEAD Staff   This is an exciting time to consider applying to be a College and Career Mentor with Asian American LEAD (AALEAD). Not only is Asian American LEAD bolstering its college access support for high school students, we

  • Supporting First Generation College Students

    By: Neel Saxena, Executive Director Photos courtesy of AALEAD staff & various sources source: https://imag</p>

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    Summer Intern Spotlight: Alani Fujii

    By: Alani Fujii, MD Summer Program Intern

    Photos courtesy of Various Sources

    Nice to Meet Again, AALEAD!

    Hi everyone, my name is Alani Fujii, and I am the Maryland Summer Programs Intern at AALEAD! I am entering my senior year at Barnard College pursuing an Urban Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies degree. I am also a former AALEAD youth! From 2011-2015, I was in the Maryland afterschool and

  • Summer Intern Spotlight: Sharon Rajadurai

    By: Sharon Rajadurai, VA Summer Program Intern Photos courtesy of Sharon Rajadurai Hello all! My name is Sharon Rajadurai and I am this summer’s Virginia Program Intern. I am so excited to be living in Virginia this summer and to be fulfilling this role to the best of my ability.

  • Stress Less Week at Poe Middle School

    By Pallavi Rudraraju, VA Middle School Program Coordinator Photos courtesy of Ha Nguyen You may not know it, but May, in addition to being APAHM - Asian Pacific American Heritage Month - is also Mental Health Awareness Month. Thanks to the support of 

    A Journey in Snapshots: AALEAD Youth Take On Philadelphia and Baltimore

    By: Ari Pak, MD Programs Manager Photos courtesy of AALEAD staff   QUIZ: What does the “E” in AALEAD stand for? No cheating! (scroll down for answer!)

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