Immigration: Cambodian Youth Leader Talks Literacy Challenges And Solutions

Immigration: Cambodian Youth Leader Talks Literacy Challenges And Solutions

Rex Yin has been the youth development coordinator at the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia for the last three years. He said his favorite part of the job is seeing the growth of the students he works with. Yin helps lead several youth programs, including the SumOur Roots program, a collaboration with VietLead and the Bhutanese […]

 

Mifflin Square: Keith Mui Helps Make Room For All In Mifflin Square Park Renovation

Mifflin Square: Keith Mui Helps Make Room For All In Mifflin Square Park Renovation

Since November 2016, SEAMAAC has partnered with other organizations that work with Philadelphia’s immigrant and refugee populations to rebuild Mifflin Square Park, located in South Philadelphia at Sixth and Wolf streets. In collaboration with organizations like the Bhutanese American Organization, Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia and United Communities Southeast Philadelphia, SEAMAAC developed a park renovation […]

 

Immigration: Cambodians Face Tough Legal Environment Without Interpreters

Immigration: Cambodians Face Tough Legal Environment Without Interpreters

For immigrants involved in the legal system, finding an adequate court interpreter from an online roster might seem like an easy task, but others may gasp at the low number of translators for their native language. For example, certain Chinese languages like Cantonese and Shanghai Wu have only one interpreter available on the roster, while Cambodians do not […]

 

South Philadelphia: Motivating Students From Immigrant Families

South Philadelphia: Motivating Students From Immigrant Families

On any given weekday afternoon, there are elementary school students completing their homework with the help of tutors and volunteers at the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia’s after school program. The room bursts with youthful energy when the constraints of homework can’t keep them down and many students enjoy running around and playing with friends […]

 

Olney: Cambodian Association Adapts to Changing Needs

Olney: Cambodian Association Adapts to Changing Needs

“The [Cambodian] Association was the place of gathering,” said Chantha Chum. “You know, for the people to share their stories, to do religious celebrations, to hold New Year’s celebrations. This was a place to share our stories, to share our suffering, to share where we came from. As refugees, we longed to have this communal […]