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Tutoring & Cross Cultural Mentoring of Refugee Students

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SEA Literacy

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 14 people are interested
Happy Smiles at SEA Literacy
Because learning is fun here!

SEA Literacy is an organization that helps refugee students in Milwaukee to be more fluent in English and provides resources to succeed. We directly serve students ranging from 6th Grade through College. As a volunteer with our organization, your primary focus will be assisting students with homework, ESL(English as a second language) activities, and developing social skills. Our students range from age 12 to 23, so there is opportunity to work with students of all ages.

Our sessions are Tuesdays 6-8pm and Saturdays 10am-noon at the Neighborhood House in Milwaukee. You can choose which day you would like to volunteer or choose to volunteer on both days if you would like.

We love to see the Milwaukee community volunteer their special skills to help brighten the future of refugees in the area. This is an open invitation to you as an interested volunteer to reach out to us and let us know how you would like to help!

Please see additional COVID-19 requirements.

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About SEA Literacy



Mission Statement

SEA Literacy uplifts the lives of Southeast Asian refugees in greater Milwaukee by empowering them to become engaged members of this diverse, dynamic community. Our goal is to foster social and educational development, thus creating community leaders and inspiring future generations. We are also committed to providing Milwaukeeans the opportunity to reach out to their neighbors and strengthen harmony in our city!


SEA Literacy (SEAL) provides year-round ESL lessons, homework tutoring, and recreational activities to refugee youth grades 1 and over. We meet on Tuesdays/Saturdays and go on field trips throughout the year. We are also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! (@SEAL) Children in this program attend by CHOICE; they want to learn because they notice their deficiency in the classroom and other kids. This is an advantage of volunteering here; you can see immediate improvement! SEAL focuses on helping these students, who at different ages may have been in the US for a month or a couple of years, to help them be more fluent in English and more connected with peers and society. We strive to lower drop-out rates due to lack of resources As a volunteer you would help kids read or do homework (some kids even do summer school to get better) and if you have a skill you can teach (kids LOVE chess but need teachers, some taught knitting, ukelele, etc.)

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


2819 W Richardson PlaceMilwaukee, WI 53208



  • Child Development
  • Burmese
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Tutoring
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Mentoring


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • We are flexible in our time commitments. We understand that volunteers can not always commit to weekly sessions but ask that you try and have a regular schedule.
  • Due to current COVID restrictions, all volunteers must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and are required to wear a mask while volunteering. This is for the safety of our staff, students, and volunteers.

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