Southeast by Southeast is a mental health and community arts program led by The City of Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program and Lutheran Children and Family Services. The program supports refugee and immigrants in Philadelphia, with programming based out of a pop-up community center. Funding provided by the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability, Pew Charitable Trusts, and the Hummingbird Foundation.
The storefront of the Southeast by Southeast project, a formerly defunct property that has been transformed into a community arts and resource center for new refugees from Bhutan, Burma, and Nepal living in South Philadelphia. Numerous events are held there almost every day, like cultural food nights, sari giveaways, and art therapy and art classes. Translators and community members have taken ownership of the center.
Southeast by Southeast began in 2012 with a series of community events and workshops. Murals created through the program have been installed on walls throughout the neighborhood.