The South End Improvement Corporation was formed in 1978 through the efforts of community activist, Elfrieda Textores, her neighbors and members of the South End Concerned Citizens, to:
In its many years of operation, the South End Improvement Corporation has been able to leverage small donations and grants to make a positive difference in the lives of the people of the South End through its various grant programs and activities. SEIC continues to be a grassroots not-for-profit advocacy group dedicated to housing and socioeconomic equity.
SEIC carries out its mission by administering housing rehabilitation assistance programs primarily in the South End, engaging in neighborhood and citywide planning efforts, and partnering with housing and other organizations to meet the peoples needs.
It is a go-to organization with many grant programs that offer assistance to those most in need, such as the elderly, disabled, and low income homeowners and tenants of its community. As a result of its work, people are able to stay in their homes, live more comfortably, save money through energy improvements, and add value to their properties. These programs therefore contribute to the stabilization of the surrounding neighborhood, and ultimately its revitalization.
The South End is bounded by: A map can be viewed here