Asian American LEAD
Founded in 1998, Asian American LEAD (AALEAD) promotes the well-being of Asian American youth and families through education, leadership development, and community building. We serve the Vietnamese, Amerasian, and Chinese refugee and immigrant communities in the Mt. Pleasant and Columbia Heights neighborhoods of Washington, D.C. Our goal is to provide a full range of support through a four-pronged approach that integrates parental involvement, mentoring, educational advocacy, and after school academic enrichment. As part of this support, our programs provide a safe space for students and families to build self-confidence and develop personal talents through recreational, arts, and sports activities.