Apply Now for the 2019 LEAD Class!

Deadline to apply is Friday, February 22, 2019.

For questions, student applicants should contact LEAD staff, Andrea Hyde, directly at or (408) 975-2730 x425.

Empowering young champions

Leaders for Education, Advocacy, and Democracy (LEAD)

Our Mission:

LEAD’s mission is to build the pipeline of socially and culturally conscious leaders and empower youth the be a voice for their generation.

LEAD is program of Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI), Santa Clara County’s largest community-based organization focused on the Asian community.

Our Vision:

LEAD will develop participants to confront community issues and create lasting change for a greater future.

LEAD will arm students with effective skillsets, real-world experience under the guidance of mentors, and greater awareness of the role of government, nonprofit, and community entities.

LEAD Scholarship

LEAD provides enrollment fee scholarships to ensure that the program is accessible to students from all financial backgrounds. Please indicate interest for consideration in application. Refer to the 2017 Low-Income Guidelines (p.6) listed on the application. In addition to completing the application form, please make sure to include the following documents.

Please mail application and all required documents to:


ATTN: Advocacy/LEAD Program

2400 Moorpark Ave., Suite 300

San Jose, CA, 95128

• Current resume

• Official school transcript

• Personal statement

• Letter(s) of recommendation (optional)

• Parent’s tax return (for scholarship consideration, please black out personal information including social security, etc.)

* If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please do not include the $250 check with your application at this time.

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