May 21, 2013
friends of local activism,
Swinton founded SEACC in 2000 to provide fledgling nonprofits with
grant-writing expertise and fiscal sponsorship.
In 2006, SEACC’s mission expanded to include more direct involvement in
the community, including establishment of the Community Action
Center and participation
in numerous projects and campaigns. This work includes (but has not been
limited to) Castle
Public Access Television advocacy, and facilitation of across-the-color line
work on public education.
The Community Action Center
has been the locus of much of this work, and the Center has been recognized as
a place where black, white, and Latino organizers can meet and work in a
trusted environment. This trust has been
engendered by the quality of personal relationships fostered through our
activism and by the facility itself, located in one of the most integrated
neighborhoods in Wilmington.
The rent at
the Action Center has been routinely subsidized by
Naomi Swinton and Rick Mobbs, owners of the building. They recently sold the building, and the new
owners—while amenable to our work and understanding of our hand-to-mouth
existence—require full rent payment in addition to new utility charges. We do have income from some groups that
routinely use the facility, but our monthly deficit is about $375.00, the
amount typically subsidized in the past.
make calls for financial assistance, but this situation is different. We need to raise funds now for continued
operation. As someone familiar with our
work, SEACC is asking you to support the Community Action
Center as an organizing
resource in one or more of the ways listed below. Your assistance will insure that grassroots
activism has a home in Wilmington.
for your consideration and support of our work!
Southeastern Alliance for Community Change
Ways in which you can
support SEACC and the Community
- Help us find co-occupants of
the space, such as nonprofits, writers, therapists, yoga teachers,
etc. Please refer any potential
candidate to Steve
Lee via this e-mail link.
- Make a one time, tax-exempt
donation or better yet, a smaller, tax-exempt, recurring donation. Click here to go to our
donation page. PayPal or Credit
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SEACC works to empower people and
groups for social change.
SEACC is a 501(c)3 non-profit