It has been a remarkable year for the Southeast Asian Development Center. Founded in 1977, we are celebrating over four decades of Building Strong Communities Together with the launch of our first-ever Annual Report. We are excited to share how we’ve served the San Francisco Southeast Asian community, and how we’re celebrating success through perseverance.
The pandemic was an unprecedented challenge for all of us, especially for our community. Over 80% of our clients lost wages and employment in the first few months of shelter in place. In response, we expanded our services to include community food distributions, connected our youth to the technology, and the creation of an in-person learning hub. We answered the call to provide the basic supports such as accessing unemployment benefits, distribution of households basics including PPE, and provided in-language access to COVID testing. We’re proud of our accomplishments and look forward to sharing more on how we persisted through this period.
This is an exciting time to be part of SEADC. We are better than ever, and it is the strength of our community that inspires us to do the work that we do every day. We hope that you — our longtime supporters — reflect on our shared legacy and feel the same pride and excitement that we do, as we work together to uplift and serve our community for many more years to come.
If you’re interested in reading our 2019 – 2020 Annual Report, click the image below.