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East African Community Services, Seattle, Washington

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Address: 7054 32nd Ave S
Seattle, Washington  98118  
United States
Fax: (206) 445-7969
Is 501(c)(3) nonprofit certified by the IRS?: Yes
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 60
Number of People Being Served: 300
EIN: 91-2138852
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Mission Statement


In 2000, four Somali refugees built collaborative relationships with community agencies and government programs throughout King County. They incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 2001. This new organization—the Refugee Social Development Resource Center—later changed its name to East African Community Services (EACS) to reflect its core mission of helping all communities from East Africa. EACS is an inclusive organization that is dedicated to improving the well-being and quality of life of refugees and their families in the King County, while at the same time encouraging our clients to preserve their diverse cultural heritage.

Description


EACS serves the East African community of King County, WA, and in particular, Southeast Seattle. EACS offers both youth and adult programming to strengthen the capacity of the East African community. The NewHolly campus, where the EACS office is located, has a high concentration of Somali residents. EACS bridges the gap between the parent, student, and the community. Youth programs include After School Homework Help, in-home tutoring, and leadership building. Adult programs include ESL Talk Time, Citizenship training, and Computer Literacy classes.

EACS serves the East African community of King County, WA, and in particular, Southeast Seattle. EACS offers both youth and adult programming to strengthen the capacity of the East African community. The NewHolly campus, where the EACS office is located, has a high concentration of Somali residents. EACS bridges the gap between the parent, student, and the community. Youth programs include After School Homework Help, in-home tutoring, and leadership building. Adult programs include ESL Talk Time, Citizenship training, and Computer Literacy classes.

Mission Statement: In 2000, four Somali refugees built collaborative relationships with community agencies and government programs throughout King County. They incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 2001. This new organization—the Refugee Social Development Resource Center—later changed its name to East African Community Services (EACS) to reflect its core mission of helping all communities from East Africa. EACS is an inclusive organization that is dedicated to improving the well-being and quality of life of refugees and their families in the King County, while at the same time encouraging our clients to preserve their diverse cultural heritage.

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Program Type:


Education/Employment Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


Yes