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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Human Services, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Asian American LEAD (AALEAD) supports low-income and underserved Asian Pacific American youth with educational empowerment, identity development, and leadership opportunities through after school, summer, and mentoring programs.

Results: For the past several years we have served 300 youth, and this year, we will serve 400 youth through our programs.

Target demographics: low-income and underserved Asian Pacific American youth

Direct beneficiaries per year: 300 youth

Geographic areas served: The District of Columbia, Montgomery County, MD, and Fairfax County, VA

Programs: after school, summer, and mentoring programs

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There are few organizations that I know of that cater to youth like AALEAD. The program is set up in a way that isn't too restrictive and allows students to be themselves, all the while learning about their culture, personal development, dealing with societal issues, and having fun.

AALEAD fosters a positive environment that promotes individuality, growth, community, and friendship. I am proud to have volunteered for such a wonderful organization. I know they are making a positive impact in the community and around the DMV area!

1 Jessica207

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A GREAT organization. AALEAD does some wonderful things around identity development and debunking the model minority myth to better advocate for APIA youth, and building multicultural awareness and understanding. I've witnessed AALEAD youth doing some amazing things- planning large scale events that even my college students struggle to do.

As a volunteer, I've gained and am gaining so much from my mentoring relationship- my mentee prompts my own reflections onto how I engage people in my thought processes, and how I facilitate communication in my own work. She holds me accountable to keeping it real, and being transparent about my own faults (aka makes you a better person). AALEAD has some great activities and also has a great network of folks who really care and are committed to the youth and the community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

My time as a mentor has been a life-changing experience that I feel an honor and priviledge of being a part of. The organization has been like a second family to me and I'm very lucky to have this opportunity to learn and grow from my mentee.

12

Former staff

Rating: 5

In my experience with AALead I was able to share my passion for youth development by serving under a nonprofit that allowed me to engage in transformational leadership both in my staff and students. The multiple extra-curricular activities and fieldtrips allowed my students to gain holistic experiences in learning as they engaged in classroom learning and hands-on activies. Additionally, teachers and staff were able to learn all aspects of successful teaching including mentoring, classroom instruction, discipline, and youth empowerment through their six week training and implementation. Volunteers and high schoolers also became useful community resources. At the end of my six week contract, I was amazed at the large impact a small nonprofit could make through community engagement and hard work. Job well done AALead!!!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I attended AALEAD's annual dinner and met the students who benefit from the services, AALEAD staff, board and donors. It's a wonderful organization which greatly benefits DC's APIA community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's a great organization. The staff is excellent and dedicated. The volunteers are nice and helpful. The students are good kids.

10

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

AALead is such a great organization. It is so needed in the DC area. They're doing an amazing job with Asian American youth in the region and are serving a population that is often overlooked but just as much in need.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

AALEAD serves an urgent but under-appreciated disadvantaged community in the DC area - immigrant children from Asia and all over the world. AALEAD provides these children with cultural academic and social activities that would otherwise be not available to them

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have developed into a decent person and is continuing to be touched by the awesome works and services from AALEAD. The center and its staffs have been nuturing as parental care.

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

This organization set representatives to the 2009 Service-Learning Institute. They also had a private training on service-learning with the Learn and Serve Program Officer at Serve DC - The Mayor's Office on Volunteerism. Their office members were very interested in learning to better serve their community.