About Us

Who We Are

SSEF is dedicated to advancing the South Sudanese Community of Boston. Our initiatives enrich and inspire, adults and children alike, giving them the confidence and resources to create thriving futures for themselves. 

The South Sudanese came to our country 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. Today our South Sudanese Community of Boston continues to grow. We welcome those fleeing the current and tragic civil war, poverty, as well as those arriving to joyously reunite with family. SSEF provides opportunities to advance through sustainable and supportive community initiatives. These initiatives build upon South Sudanese values, the immigrant spirit, resilience, a desire to succeed, and a committment to establish “Community."


What We Do

SSEF recognizes the potential in the South Sudanese Community. Advancement and self-sufficiency can be achieved with the right tools, resources and support to do so. A vibrant, responsive array of programming has been established, and a loving and nurturing environment has been fostered to support this community. The families come together to learn, to congregate, to socialize, and express themselves. It’s a place for familiarity, comfort and normalcy in a world that often proves to be anything but easy.


Why We Do It

Because we know we make a difference. Because Community and social justice matters. Every volunteer, community member, donor or supporter who reaches out with one good deed propels this most deserving community one step further into prosperity. Join us so we can work together to help this Community flourish!