SSEF is the only whole-family resource dedicated to South Sudanese who have resettled in Massachusetts.
Committed to enhancing strengths, building self-sufficiency, and promoting community, SSEF assists with navigating systems, accessing resources, building skills, and creating opportunities to share South Sudan's history and distinct cultural heritage.
SSEF does this by connecting South Sudanese adults and their children with the following:
A Community Partnership
South Sudanese of Massachusetts
The South Sudanese came to the United States in the 1990's and early 2000's fleeing one of the worst humanitarian crises of our generation. They were all survivors of the world's longest civil war, during which more than 2 million people perished. Around 150 of these refugees settled in the Boston area. Today the South Sudanese community of Massachusetts continues to grow. We welcome those fleeing the current and tragic civil war as well as those arriving to joyously reunite with family. SSEF provides advancement opportunities through supportive community initiatives. These initiatives build upon South Sudanese values, the immigrant spirit, resilience, a desire to succeed, and a commitment to establishing community.
Working, learning and growing together, SSEF unites volunteers, professionals, academics, donors, and youth committed to the practical tasks of social justice and advancement for this most deserving community. Just as the South Sudanese of Massachusetts benefit from SSEF programming, so do SSEF's many other stakeholders.
- Lives of volunteers are enriched by cross-cultural exchange
- Horizons of donors are expanded through stories of resilience, resourcefulness, and perseverance
- Meaningful connections and new friendships form in this unique environment