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20thAnniversary2

Since 1984 SEAMAAC has brought crucially needed support to tens of thousands of families in the Greater Philadelphia area. Today SEAMAAC stands as one of the oldest and largest refugee-founded agencies in the region with a workforce of over 80% bi/multi-lingual staff serving constituencies from as many as 18 distinct linguistic communities. Each year SEAMAAC serves hundreds of immigrant and refugee families as well as native-born individuals and families through our programs in education, health and social services.

Founded 30 years ago by refugees, SEAMAAC’s journey is a story of America shared by a long tradition & history of many immigrants & refugees who first sought refuge in the United States and eventually became the cornerstones of our nation. Our commitment in serving people regardless of race or   national origins has inspired our mission and vision in building a stronger society based on the principles of justice and equity for all.   SEAMAAC provides a wide array of direct services and takes an active approach to building community leadership through education, organizing and advocacy.