Since 1984 SEAMAAC
has brought crucially needed support to tens of thousands of families in the Greater Philadelphia area.


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.

SEAMAAC acknowledges the challenges immigrants and refugees have faced in their pursuit of freedom from war, tyranny, and oppression and our work and mission seek to recapture the resilient spirit and strengths of immigrants and refugees to adapt, survive, and flourish in the United States.

SEAMAAC affirms that immigrants and refugees are the foundation of our nation’s prosperity and freedom. Our staff and board work to create an equitable society where the contributions of immigrants, refugees and native born are equally valued and appreciated.


What We Do

Hip Hop Heritage

After-school Arts Program

SEAMAAC’S Hip Hop Heritage (H3) After School program is located at South Philly High School and operates Monday through Friday, 3-6pm. We offer classes in the four core elements of Hip Hop: emceeing, deejaying, breakdancing, and graffiti art.; in addition to homework assistance, English-as-Second-Language tutoring, sports activities and group open discussion.

Summer WorkReady Program

Summer WorkReady Program is a 6-week program designed to develop work-readiness skills through a service learning model. We provide comprehensive training through the core elements of hip hop. Our students produce music videos, record original music, choreograph dances and paint socially relevant murals.

Inspired by the tragic events of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 14th 2012, that claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults, SEAMAAC’s teaching artists Prinze Whyee & Andrew Ramsey came together to write and arranged an original song to honor the lives and memory of the Sandy Hook children and adults, and make a creative statement against the gun violence that claimed 26 innocent victims.