Asian American Lead

Rating: 4.36 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Human Services

Location: 1029 Vermont Avenue NW Suite 810 Washington DC 20005 USA

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
2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 52-2102012
202-884-0322
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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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Rating: 4 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

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.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely friendly and like brothers and sisters to me.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

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

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the grades of my mentee improved and his social skills get better.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ways to make it better...

my mentee would have been more outgoing and less shy.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

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

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

everyone who works or volunteers there is completely dedicated to the cause of the children and youth whom they serve

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

 
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Rating: 0 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

AALEAD is an amazing organization! I was contacted by them to come and teach basic dental lessons to the children of the program. I can honestly say it was one of the best experiences I have ever had. The children and teachers were so appreciative and really seemed to understand the importance of dental care. The children were so sweet and I can't wait to see them again soon!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

One big way. Each one of the students wrote me a thank you card and told me how much they enjoyed learning about dentistry. Some of them are brushing regularly after every meal which is amazing.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give more dental supplies for the kids to have ample access to.I can also see they in desperate need of educational books, etc.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Working with kids. They are the most challenging, yet most grateful audience.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Amazing! They cared so much about the health of these kids that they contacted several people in order to get a hold of me. They organized getting several sample toothbrushes for all of the kids. They also printed out information pamphlets in Chinese for parents to understand.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help out 10 million more kids.

Ways to make it better...

Nothing. It was truly a wonderful experience.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Probably getting financing for several things. Books, etc.

One thing I'd also say is that...

If you would like to personally speak to me, please call me at 8048733086.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

 
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