Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Parent Appreciation Day/Family Fun Time

"Parent Appreciation Day on 5/26/09," an event sponsored by DC Family Strengthening Program (FSP) and co-sponsored by Elementary After-School program (EAS). This event, held at CCBA (Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association) facility, provided families, who participated in AALEAD EAS and/or FSP Programs, with wonderful memories of spending fun time together. FSP invites parents and/or children to attend monthly parent group meetings to share their child-rearing experiences, as well as to learn more about positive parenting skills and community resources. To the parents, the parent group has become a support network for them.

Monday, May 25, 2009

AALEAD Board Members visit Program Sites

A group of AALEAD Board Members made the rounds and visited program sites!
Students were happy to interact with their visitors and Einstein High School students challenged the Board to a History trivia contest!

Middle school students engaged in conversation with the board members and asked questions like "What do you do for fun?"

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Service Day at AALEAD!

(May 30, DC) Day of Service @ Asian American LEAD

AALEAD's overarching goal is to increase the opportunities and ability of low-income Asian American children to move out of poverty and become successful, self-sufficient adults.

Date: Sat, May 30

Time: 10am - 3pm

Dress code: Clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on!

Limited spots available. Please RSVP by emailing Lan

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Day of Service - Community Center Renovations - Painting/Building
Sat, 05/30/2009 10:00am – 3:00pm
AA LEAD Community Center
1323 Girard Street, NW
United States


On Saturday, May 16th, AALEAD hosted its first Lotus Festival!

The idea for the event and the name for the event came from the AALEAD Ambassadors. Our Ambassadors are a select group of high school youth who met once a month to figure out ways to promote AALEAD and share about what we do. They decided that an event like the "Lotus Festival" would be a great way to show others about our programs! And it was!

The event was held at our Center in Columbia Heights from 1:00-3:30pm.
Inside, there were a host of games, arts & crafts, programs posters, slideshows, and FOOD! It was also a day for us to recognize some of our most important members of the AALEAD community: our volunteers!

Students set up a face painting booth and arm wrestling booth, among other carnival-esque games!

A raffle was held throughout the event giving out prizes such as AALEAD tote bags and gift cards!

The tug-of-war game was a tough competition between our MD and DC youth.
MD was victorious!
THANK YOU to all who came out and made the Lotus Festival a huge success!
We hope to see you next year!