The Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts, Inc. (SEAC) was founded in 1999 and established as a non-profit agency in 2001 to address the lack of culturally and linguistically appropriate support services for Southeast Asian Immigrants in Central Massachusetts, which includes Laotians, Cambodians, and Vietnamese. SEAC's mission is to assist Southeast Asians in Central Massachusetts successfully integrate into mainstream society while maintaining their unique cultural identity. SEAC has developed a strong reputation both among members of our cultural community and with our partners in the community at large for being a trusted organization of first resort.
According to a study done by EOHS regions in Massachusetts called Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities estimates, 7% of Worcester's population is Asian, which totals to about 12,800 people. However, we believe this under represents the actual number of Asians in the community. The majority of immigrants who have come to settle here over the last 30 years. Even today, many new immigrants are coming to reunite with family; the Asian population of Worcester is steadily growing. In order to fulfill our unique mission the SEAC provides services and support in the Asian Community of the City of Worcester.
The Southeast Asian Coalition is a non-profit organization that supports, promotes and advocates for the success of the Southeast Asian of Central Massachusetts into the mainstream society. The Southeast Asian Coalition will pursue its mission by:
Providing assistance in the area of educational and job training, economic, as well as emotional, social and cultural support to enable Southeast Asians to successfully mainstream into American society; linking the Southeast Asians and the American community. Supporting the Cultural heritage of the different Southeast Asian cultures represented in the Greater Worcester community.