The South East Area Coalition, Inc. is a Neighborhood Preservation Company that facilitates community and economic development in southeast Rochester. We help the citizens who live and work in southeast Rochester to accomplish goals and initiatives for their neighborhoods and businesses. We support existing neighborhood and merchant associations, as well as help to organize citizens into groups to generate sought-after results. 

Learn more about SEAC here

SEAC Service Area

ABC Streets


Cobbs Hill


Culver University East


Highland Park

South Wedge

Lilac Neighborhood


Lock 66

Upper Monroe

Monroe Ave

Upper Mt. Hope

Neighborhood of the Arts (NOTA)

Wadsworth Square


What we do:


SEAC’s Mission

SEAC promotes quality of life for Rochester’s south east area community by connecting individuals and community partners to essential resources.


Growing our Community

We meet the needs of those we serve by working to increase civic engagement, racial equity, and strengthening our community at all levels. SEAC is in constant communication with our neighborhood and business leaders, listening to their concerns and helping to increase fostering neighborhood improvement initiatives.


We work to make our neighborhood a great place to live, work, and play. Let us know what we can do to help by contacting us.

The Pillars of SEAC


We advocate anti-poverty initiatives, supporting programs, events, and community partners seeking to improve quality of life for those affected by poverty* in the South East area. 

*Nearly 33% of Rochester’s population exists below the poverty line, compared to the national average of 13%. 


As one of Western New York’s oldest neighborhood preservation organizations, SEAC has had decades of experience connecting homeowners with organizations and programs to acquire needed funding for emergency repairs and improvements to their houses.


To say “children are our future” may be cliché, but it does not make it any less true.  We strive to grow awareness and support programs enhancing safety, education, health, and play spaces for children.

Local Businesses

The South East area is full of amazing local businesses and we are thrilled to support them!  Through the years SEAC has collaborated with many with many of them to fulfill our mission and we look forward to many more years to come!


SEAC Gala 2020

We are HAPPY to announce our new 2020 VIRTUAL Gala Date. Please save the date for September 12th.

SEAC has been growing through some changes and we think this is actually perfect. We can show off our new office, all the work we have been doing and best of all, there will be music, prizes, and a ton more up our sleeves.

If you would like to help out in planning, donate prizes, or know you can’t make the date we are accepting donations and help. Contact Courtney Klee: cklee@seacrochester.org

We take pride in the fact that 100% of all proceeds raised at our Gala go directly back to our community! As a small organization we want to stay true to our mission. The more money we raise, the more projects we can help facilitate. With your help we can continue to make Southeast Rochester the best neighborhood to live, play, work, and learn in.