Tags: Community Service

  • Kicking Off Another Program Year in Maryland

    By Shanice Lo, MD Middle School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff On Saturday, October 28th,  over 60 youth from across 4 middle schools and 4 high schools in Montgomery County attended the Annual Maryland Kick-off Picnic at Glenmont Local Park in Silver Spring.  Before the picnic portion of the day,

  • Celebrating AALEAD’s Volunteers

    By Vi Bui, Mentoring & Volunteer Programs Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff Here at Asian American LEAD (AALEAD), volunteers are a crucial resource to our youth development work. In some cases, such as with the mentoring program, we literally would not be able to provide these opportunities to our youth without the commitment of our volunteer mentors. Last April, we celebrated National Volunteer Month

  • Make a Difference Day- Leveling the Playing Field

    By Shanice Lo, MD Middle School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff AALEAD youth got their first hands-on field trip on how to become a Change Maker (this year's MD theme – read our post here on MD's theme for a refresher)! This time AALEAD Change Makers focus on their HANDS, taking action and making a difference through the community service event, National Make a Difference Day. On October 22nd, 33 A

  • Eugenia’s AALEAD Volunteer Journey

    By Eugenia, AALEAD Volunteer Photo Courtesy of Chelsea Iorlano, Development & Communications Associate The AALEAD Volunteer Journey Becoming a member of AALEAD this summer was one of the best decisio

  • AALEAD Park Clean-Up: Lessons Learned

    By Diane Bui, Yonsoo Kang, and Stephanie Lim, AALEAD staff Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff On Saturday, April 16th, AALEADers in DC, Maryland, and Virginia participated in our annual Park Clean-Up event. We all spent the morning learning about the value of community service, the importance of recycling, and the choices we can make as individuals and communities to protect the Earth from harm. [caption id="attachment_14131" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]

    The Spirit of Community: AALEAD DC Programs

    By Día Bùi, DC Middle & High School Programs Coordinator Photos Courtesy of Día Bùi Ying, Tom, and Caleb with ES youth 

  • Volunteer Voices: Jimmy’s Story

    By Stephanie Lim & Tina Ngo, AALEAD Staff Photos Courtesy of Stephanie Lim, AALEAD Staff As we kick off the start of a new school year, Asian American LEAD (AALEAD) staff are always excited to reunite with youth, but also, another very important part of our AALEAD family - our volunteers. This month's spotlight focuses on Jimmy, an AALEAD volunteer who started working with us in October 2012 at the beginning of his college career. Jimmy is now a senior at the University of Maryland C

  • AALEADers Volunteer at Comcast Cares Day

    By: Shobana Modur, DC Middle and High School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD staff

    This past Saturday, 19 AALEADers, including youth, volunteers, mentors, and staff participated in Comcast Cares Day at Houston Elementary School in NE DC.  Comcast Cares Day is their annual celebration of service commitment, which has grown into the nation’s single largest corporate volunteer event.  AALEAD was happy to join for the fourth year in a row!


  • DC Park Clean-up: Doing Our Share

    By Tina Ngo, AALEAD Staff Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff This past Saturday, DC AALEAD youth, mentors, volunteers, staff, and our friends at CAPAL<

  • DC AALEADers Donate to Martha’s Table

    By Shobana Modur, DC Middle and High School Program Coordinator Photos courtesy of AALEAD staff and Martha's Table Since working at AALEAD, I’ve gone to several community service events where youth have had the opportunity to give back to their community.  Last week at programs, the Chinatown youth discussed homelessness and poverty in the DC area.  We covered true/false statistics and how much it typically costs to feed one family per week.  When I mentioned donating goods to Martha’s T

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