Founded by Stacey Abrams in 2019, SEAP is your partner and resource. We amplify the efforts of existing organizations and networks that work towards broadening economic power and building a more equitable future. Broadening economic power brings attention to how race, class and gender intersect social and economic policy in the South. We explore policy ideas designed to directly address these connections. SEAP focuses on 12 Southern states and marginalized/vulnerable populations within the region and is a fiscally sponsored project of Tides Center, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. 

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Policy Support

SEAP technical assistance provides innovative and rigorous policy support for Southern organizations. Together we will create bridges and overcome barriers that broaden economic power throughout the region and build a more equitable future. We assist in gathering data; performing research; linking policy analysts, organizers, and scholars; communicating policy; and identifying best practices.

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We support policy progress in many ways — through policy support, data and research, community engagement, and network-building. We also know that it costs to engage in policy. SEAP provides microgrants to organizations that wish to engage in a policy for the first time or in a new way.


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Community Engagement

At SEAP, we want to provide aid to fill the gaps in organizations that are doing great work for their community. Before we can offer you support, SEAP is devoted to learning more about your organization and community impact. Our team can visit your region to set up roundtables with similar organizations to hear concerns and challenges. Our 2-hour listening sessions help dissect the struggles and barriers within policy and leadership. SEAP’s goals are to learn about the challenges of communities and the organizations serving those communities, and policy infrastructure to meet those challenges.

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Experiential Learning Program

SEAP strives to give students, graduates and young professionals a chance to learn about the work that we do. Through our 15-week, paid internship, also known as our “Experiential Learning Program,” we provide local and remote interns an opportunity to build their research skills and professional experience. Ideal candidates:

  • Self-starters
  • Interested in economic security and sustainability
  • Strong knowledge of G-Suite and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work with limited supervision
  • Strong communication skills via email and phone

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