SEAC promotes quality of life within Rochester’s South East Area by connecting individuals and community partners to essential resources.
The roots for the South East Area Coalition run deep in the soil and fiber of our neighborhoods.
Participating in a study by the Rochester-Monroe County Youth Board in the 1960s, southeast area groups conducted discussions and began plans for the Southeast Mobilization Project. The Reverend George Steiger, pastor of Calvary St. Andrews Parish, formalized the efforts in 1968 and became Convener of the Southside Coalition.
Shortly thereafter, in 1969, Tom Swartz took over the reigns. At that time, thirteen groups attended the meetings and issues addressed by the group’s committees were similar to those addressed by SEAC today: quality integrated education, sites for senior citizen housing, recreation facilities near Highland Park and neighborhood health and mental health services.
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