Truancy Case Management (TCM)



COVID-19 Update: SEAMAAC's work helping youth and their families get back on track and into the classroom was severely impacted by the shutdown of schools. Our staff are now working remotely and connecting with clients through phone instead of home and site visits. Supporting students and families through the pandemic is more difficult and our approach to case management may be different in the fall.

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Truancy Case Management (TCM) program works in partnership with Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services (DHS) and the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) to improve school attendance and academic achievement through three tiers of services. Services focus on early interventions and case management with children, youth and their families. Referrals are retrieved through school partners and sent by truancy court.

Students and families may be linked into SEAMAAC’s other educational and health programs in an effort to bring about an atmosphere of holistic program exchange and life-long learning. The program goals are to resolve truancy issues and facilitate families’ability to develop positive relationships that promote well-being and permanency of children in the home, community and school environment.

Contact: Nicole Yarbrough, Director of Education at nyarbrough@13.59.146.254 or 215-467-0690 x. 133

Hip Hop Heritage (H3)



COVID-19 Update: Hip Hop Heritage has been severely impacted by the pandemic and closure of schools. Our Teaching Artists continue to connect with students and plan to develop virtual activities. Currently, some of the staff are supporting our Hunger Relief efforts until we find out if we can open a virtual summer program or move our summer program to a new location.

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SEAMAAC’s Hip Hop Heritage (H3) afterschool and summer programs’ mission is to build and support a multi-racial, multi-ethnic community of Philadelphia youth. H3 supports youth in identifying and pursuing access to educational and employment opportunities in the creative and performing arts.

H3 is a project-based learning program focusing on the hip hop arts, including instruction in deejaying, breakdancing, photography, video, and music production, emceeing, graffiti arts, and youth leadership development. Our curriculum addresses life skills, civic responsibilities, academic enrichment, and college/career readiness.

Youth build cross-cultural bridges through community projects, civic engagement using hip hop arts as vehicles to effect social change and tell their stories of the urban experience.




Summer WorkReady Program

SEAMAAC’S Summer WorkReady Program is a 6-week program designed to develop work-readiness skills through a service learning model. Our summer Hip Hop Heritage program provides comprehensive training through the core elements of hip hop.

A typical day feels like working at a multimedia entertainment and production company. By the end of each summer program youth will successfully record an album of original music, produce music video, perform complex choreographed dance presentations, and paint socially relevant mural while learning to bring communities together for peace and unity.