Southeast Asian Community Center

  • Address: 
    875 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco California 94109
  • Phone: 
    +1 (415) 885-2743
  • Hours of Operation: 
    Not listed

The Southeast Asian Community Center or SEACC (originally the Center for Southeast Asian Refugee Resettlement or CSEARR) was founded in 1975 by leaders in the Southeast Asian community in the US who saw the need for an organization that would provide hands-on assistance to the thousands of Southeast Asians who were fleeing from Vietnam after the war and seeking refuge in the United States. In the rush to leave-some left with no more than the clothes on their backs-many of these Southeast Asians came unprepared financially, culturally, and linguistically for life in America. While many were trained professionals and technicians and had work experience in Asia, they often lacked the necessary fluency in English and/or educational credentials to obtain similar jobs in the US.