Tags: Volunteer

  • Summer Intern Spotlight: Liying Tan

    By: Liying Tan, AALEAD Curriculum Development Intern

    Photos Courtesy of Liying Tan


  • It Takes a Circus To Raise a Child

    By: Vi Bui, Youth Mentoring & Volunteer Programs Coordinator Photos courtesy of AALEAD Staff After a week of rainstorms around DC, the Mentoring Programs end of the year barbecue scheduled for this past Saturday had to be canceled. To our luck, we had the chance through charity Tickets For Kids to attend Cirque du Soleil Luzia at Tysons II instead! Although it was last minute change and at a different time than our original planned group even

  • Sharing My Culture: 2018 Spring Intern Introduction

    By Kenny Lam, DC Elementary School Program Intern Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff   The AALEAD Internship program is an excellent opportunity for folks to get involved in the community and learn about youth development. K

  • How Mentors Impact Lives

    By Vi Bui, Youth Mentoring & Volunteer Programs Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff The end of National Mentoring Month (aka January) marks 11 months that I have worked at AALEAD as the Youth Mentoring & Volunteer Programs Coordinator and over the course of this year I have learned so much about the importance of mentors in the Asian Pacific American community. Here are just a few ways mentors impact lives.

    1. Mentors support their mentees in pursuing new

    2. 5 Questions for AALEAD’s Mentor of the Year Nominee

      By Stephanie T., Current AALEAD Mentor Photo Courtesy of Stephanie T.
      Every year AALEAD has a chance to nominate one of our mentors for the Mentoring Matters Coalition Mentor of the Year Award. This year we have nominated one of our Youth Mentors, Stephanie T., who has demonstrated that mentoring can go beyond a formal relationship between an adult and a young person to become a close sisterh

    3. AALEAD Mentoring Program Celebrates 20 Years: National Mentoring Month Kick Off

      By Vi Bui, Youth Mentoring & Volunteer Programs Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff Did you hear? January 2018 is National Mentoring Month and this year, AALEAD, as well as our Mentoring Programs, celebrate 20 years of serving youth in the DC area community. In 1998, Ms. Sandy Dang founded AALEAD and the Youth Mentoring Program has been with us ever since as one of our oldest programs. Although the model of our Youth Mentoring Program has changed throughout the years, in its curr

    4. A Young Person on Her Mentor

      By Han L., Current AALEAD Youth and Vi Bui, Mentoring & Volunteer Programs Coordinator Photo Courtesy of AALEAD Staff

      Han came to the U.S. from Vietnam as a middle schooler, has a passion for film, and was recently a Youth Program Coordinator during the VA Summer Program, MIC CHECK. I first met Han at Annanda

    5. 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

    6. Gentrification in DC’s Chinatown

      By Yonsoo Kang, VA Middle School Program Coordinator, & Naijla Faizi, DC Middle & High School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Staff and SaeHee Chun from NAKASEC Happy October everyone! [caption id="attachment_14528" align="aligncenter" width="800"]

    7. 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

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