South Philadelphia: Refugee Resettlement Contributes To Diverse History

South Philadelphia: Refugee Resettlement Contributes To Diverse History

The Philadelphia non-profit Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Association Coalition (SEAMAAC) was bustling with activity in the afternoon hours of Nov. 7. Men and women with origins spanning from Vietnam and Laos, to Indonesia and Burma, cold-called potential voters with advice on where to find their polling location, tactics on how to identify voter intimidation and […]

 

South Philadelphia: Seeking Answers and Resolution to Refugee Mental Health

South Philadelphia: Seeking Answers and Resolution to Refugee Mental Health

A growing population of Southeast Asian refugees comes with an exciting new culture to learn from, along with serious health needs that require specific attention. Those who lived or immigrated during times of unrest, like the Vietnam War era or the rule of the Khmer Rouge, arrived with specific mental health needs that not all […]

 

Immigration: Five Organizations Helping Immigrants

Immigration: Five Organizations Helping Immigrants

Community organizations have evolved into some of the most powerful advocates for immigrants. Some groups focus solely on activism, while others perform multiple services to ease the fear of refugees who are in dire need of assistance. Here are five organizations willing to lend aid to legal immigrants, undocumented residents and refugees alike. Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia CAGP serves […]

 

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 […]