Asian American LEAD (aalead.org) supports 525 low-income and underserved Asian Pacific-American youths—pre-K through college age—with academic development, decision-making for their academic futures, leadership skills and improved healthy concepts of self through after-school, summer and mentoring programs.

Headquartered: Silver Spring

Serves: Metro region

What a donation buys:

  • $250 covers the cost of an educational workshop for 50 youths.
  • $1,000 supports one youth with one year of Asian-American LEAD programming.
  • $10,000 supports 10 youths with one year of Asian-American LEAD programming.

Volunteer opportunities: 

  • One day: Lead an educational or career workshop.
  • Weekly/monthly: Volunteer at an after-school program.
  • Internships