Bonnie Entler Named State Administrator of the Year

May 28, 2015

Bonnie Entler, Executive Director of Seeds of Literacy, received the Sharon Stubbs-Davis Award for State Administrator of the Year from the Ohio Association for Adult and Continuing Education (OAACE) at their annual convention on May 1, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio.

This statewide award is given to those individuals who exhibit outstanding performance as an administrator of an adult or continuing education program, and is in honor of Ms. Stubbs-Davis, a longtime supporter of adult and continuing education.

“We are pleased that Bonnie has received this recognition,” states George Miller, President of Seeds of Literacy’s Board of Directors. “She does a phenomenal job of managing resources, advocating on behalf of students, and keeping Seeds on the forefront of adult education.”

Bonnie Entler is the Executive Director of Seeds of Literacy, an innovative, non-traditional adult literacy program that emphasizes lifelong learning at an individual pace. Under her guidance since 2003, Seeds has grown to serve more students than the average high school with an award-winning program. Ms. Entler and her staff have created a place where learning may be challenging, but isn’t impossible, and where everyone is met with dignity and respect.

Seeds of Literacy Recognizes Its Own For National Volunteer Month

April 2, 2015

Volunteers Provide Essential Support For Cleveland-Based Adult Literacy Organization

April 2, 2015 - Seeds of Literacy, a nationally accredited adult literacy organization located in Cleveland, Ohio that provides basic education and GED preparation, relies on the countless hours donated for tutoring, housekeeping, data entry, marketing, accounting, fundraising, and program design from its 250 dedicated tutors and volunteers who offer their time and talents to help educate adult students who are enrolled in their program.

“Volunteers are the life-blood of our organization” said Bonnie Entler, Executive Director at Seeds of Literacy. “They show our students that this program is not the last step in their lives, but rather the next step. It’s through the dedication and support of volunteers that Seeds of Literacy has achieved a student retention rate that is nearly twice the national average.“

Seeds of Literacy serves a rapidly growing population seeking to improve their lives through education. Currently, 66% of Cleveland residents 16 years and older are considered to be functionally illiterate. Last year, Seeds of Literacy served nearly 1,000 students, which was achieved with the help of over 300 volunteers.

With a constant influx of new students comes the need for consistent and reliable volunteers. All areas of volunteering with Seeds of Literacy are flexible and allow people to utilize their specific skills and talents. From monthly committee meetings to weekly tutoring to data entry work from home, there’s an opportunity for anyone who wants to help.

To volunteer, or for more information about Seeds of Literacy, contact Alexandria Marshall, Volunteer Coordinator, at 216-661-7950 or .

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