Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)


Photo courtesy of Berta Romero

Photo courtesy of Berta Romero

Photo courtesy of Berta Romero

Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia (CAGP)
From the blog

Jul 12 Discovering My Roots in DC
Emily Short

I had never been part of an Asian American community before, in part because I was worried that I would not be accepted because I was “only half,” but I decided to take that chance.

Jul 11 Reclaiming my parents' story
Tigana Văn Lê

I remember how powerless and voiceless my parents were coming to this country as refugees and their experience trying to survive in America. That is why I’m extremely proud to be working at SEARAC, which has been a champion for Southeast Asian communities for decades. While my parents didn’t want their story to become mine, it has become a foundation on which I find inspiration to be a voice for those who are unrepresented.

What's New


Jul 21

Join the best and brightest strategic thinkers, trailblazers, and community leaders from Cambodian, Hmong, Iu Mien, Lao, and Vietnamese American communities. We welcome advocates, organizers, students, elders, educators, and direct service providers, as well as anyone who is passionate about empowering the Southeast Asian American community.


Jul 17

SEARAC was honored to graduate nearly 50 advocates from our 18th annual Leadership and Advocacy Training (LAT) at the end of June. Advocates from 13 states representing 19 community-based organizations and 11 universities came together in Washington, DC, to sharpen their skills to advocate for fair and humane immigration laws that keep families together.


Jun 28

Washington, DC - Over 50 advocates and community leaders from the Southeast Asian American (SEAA) community and allies rallied in front of the White House this morning to protest the ongoing detention of Minnesota men Chamroeun Phan and Sameth Nhean and the targeting of thousands of community members for deportation. They were joined by immigrant, refugee, and faith partners to call out the Trump administration's increasingly aggressive tactics to deport immigrants and refugees.