We empower communities for change.

SEARAC is committed to building the power of Southeast Asian American communities to fight for their own self-determination and well-being. We support civically engaged communities anchored by healthy community-based organizations.

Leadership and Advocacy Training

Over the last 19 years, SEARAC has trained more than 1,000 Southeast Asian American students, leaders, and allies from over 40 states on how to harness the power of their own personal journeys to inspire communities and to engage elected officials to action. After graduating from our Leadership and Advocacy Training (LAT) program, our alumni go on to work across the country as advocates, organizers, service providers, and local policymakers to represent and empower local Southeast Asian American communities.


Leadership, Empowerment, & Advocacy Fellowship

In 2015, we launched our Leadership, Empowerment, & Advocacy Fellowship (LEAF) for advanced community advocates. Since then, our LEAF program has shifted to meet three objectives: to connect with others in order to feel less isolated, to acknowledge and heal from the burnout that often accompanies the fight for social justice, and to strategize on national issues affecting the Southeast Asian American community.