ROC The Day With SEAC!

by | Nov 30, 2021

It’s that time of year again! We are hoping we can count on your support to ROC the Day!

In 1968 a group of concerned residents from various southeast Rochester neighborhoods began meeting on how to work together to improve their community and formed the South East Area Coalition (SEAC). For the last 53 years SEAC has been proudly served these neighborhoods through community advocacy, affordable housing projects, supporting local businesses and grassroots community engagement. SEAC’s work has brought millions of dollars in investments and impacted countless lives.

SEAC’s currently focuses our work on assisting neighborhood, business and other community groups on a range of projects.

In 2020-2021 SEAC has:

*Held seven drives, gathering various goods for those in need.

*Gave monetary donations to five different agencies so they could purchase needed food or hygiene supplies to deliver to those they serve.

*Constructed over 200 hygiene bags for the Pearl Meigs Monroe Neighborhood Blessing Boxes.

*Collaborated with Flower City Arts Center to educate youths on a bunch of the cool stuff in our neighborhoods while they learned to take photographs.

*Successfully applied for a grant to support one of our fiduciaries, the Mount Hope World Singers.

*Held an amazing cultivation event at one of our fiduciaries, Wide Water Gardens. *Successfully procured Five Season licensing for Wide Water Gardens!

*Collaborated in a thinktank on communication and disbursement of information regarding the EPPI 2.0.

*Created a small program to thank people for eating at locally owned restaurants.

*Created home repair and preventative maintenance information flyers for new and veteran homeowners.

*Collaborated with Highland Planning and REConnect Rochester to write a grant for sitting cubes at bus stations.

*Participated in three Clean Sweeps in our service area.

*Launched a Needs Assessment Survey of residents in our service area.

*Successfully completed two Playful Sidewalks and have two more on the way!

*Created a vocational scholarship for youths receiving services from Center For Youth- and we already have three recipients!

*Created a workshop for people with sight impairments called Feel Your Way in collaboration with 490 Farmers.

*Formed new partnerships and collaborations with other agencies, such as: Center For Youth, Foodlink, United Way Systems Integration, Highland Planning, RochesterWorks, Saint John Fisher, Connected Communities, 490 Famers, and more!

*Continued support for our Merchant and Neighborhood Associations.

*Gave out one hundred $5 vouchers to individuals in need for Foodlink’s Curbside Market.

*Collaborating with Center For Youth and Saint John Fisher to create a Work Experience Program for youths to obtain real world leadership and work skills as well as a variety of nonprofit experience.

*Begun the process of creating an exciting and hopefully highly impactful Tool Shed program.

*Provided monetary support to the Park Ave Revitalization Committee to repair an irrigation issue. *Provided monetary support to the ABC Streets Neighborhood Fall Festival for catering food.

*Created a Block Club initiative that will empower people to organize and tackle issues on their block.

*Held an AMAZING fundraising event that had over 100 attendees and raised $14,000!