Through public art and a vibrant neighborhood hub, Southeast by Southeast creates a welcoming, supportive community space for immigrant and refugee families. Started in 2011, this initiative has grown and evolved, welcoming in neighbors, helping new families connect to support systems, and becoming a focal point for community activities and social services.
In the hub space, volunteers, neighbors, and artists teach classes on a range of subjects, stretching from sewing and weaving to English as a Second Language. Entrepreneurship and highly skilled craft making are culturally significant to many of the immigrant and refugee families, and providing a warm, inviting hub space with familiar activities has opened doors for other social services.
Southeast by Southeast makes a new place into a home, connecting neighbors to services and each other while transforming the neighborhood through vivid art and activity.
“What began as a series of community workshops and events has now blossomed into a thriving and vibrant community space. It’s a safe zone for people to share concerns, combat feelings of isolation and feel as if they are part of a community.” Read more at 500 Pens >>