The South-East Asia Center (SEAC) is a community-based, educational and social service organization building bridges of understanding and cooperation amongst peoples of Old and New World cultures.

The organization serves some of the most culturally diverse immigrant neighborhoods in the United States, with over one hundred different languages spoken by residents within its service area.

SEAC’s roughly 50 staff and some 100 volunteers provide cultural, emotional, and educational aid and social services to thousands of individuals each year.

SEAC & Bridge International School Administration

San O, MSW
MSW – Social Work – University of Chicago
BA – Anthropology – Columbia University
BA – English Lit & Linguistics – Saigon University

Peter Porr, President, Executive Director Emeritus
Doctoral Post Graduate – Politics of Education – University of Chicago
MA – Sociology of Education – New York University
BA – Education – Michigan State University

Anelyn Jablo, Ph.D
Illinois B.O.E. Principal Certification
Ph.D. – Education – National Louis University
MA – Education – National Louis University
BA – Education – Harris Memorial College in the Philippines

Run-Hao Hu
DCFS Childcare Director Certification
35 Years Professional Childcare Experience

Our Staff Languages 
South-East Asia Center (SEAC) specializes in building inter-ethnic bridges. We routinely serve peoples from China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia & the Philippines, as well as neighboring South Asia, West Asia, and immigrants from Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, Africa, and Latin America as well as native-born Americans of all ancestries.

South-East Asia Center promotes mutual understanding and cooperation and emphasizes commonalities rather than differences.

Languages Spoken by Staff

We typically have more than 25 languages represented by staff members, enabling us to assist a wide variety of individuals.

Some of the languages our staff speak include those listed below (for a more comprehensive and up-to-date list see our contact page.)


Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Toishanese)


Hindi, Bengali, Urdu