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SEA Literacy

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Immigrants & Refugees



Organization Information

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.)

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