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


ummer 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.

Hip Hop Heritage

Hip Hop Heritage After School program offers 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.

Truancy Case Management

The Truancy Case Management (TCM) program is a partnership between SEAMAAC and the Department of Human Services (DHS) that work together to improve school attendance and academic achievement through case management services for at-risk youth as well as their families.

Summer WorkReady Program

Summer WorkReady Program is designed to provide work readiness skills to youth through a service learning model. Our summer Hip Hop Heritage program also teaches instructs youth on the four core elements of Hip Hop.


Resources and Inspiration to Support Education (RISE) is a new initiative in our afterschool program sites for public middle school and high school students.

Student Immigrant Leadership Council

Student Immigrant Leadership Council (SILC) has as its mission to build a youth group that provides the tools and support for youth to develop as leaders actively involved in efforts for social change in their communities.
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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.