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 .

Seeds of Literacy is a Proud Community Partner for the 39th Annual Cleveland International Film Fest

March 20, 2015

Seeds of Literacy has partnered with the acclaimed Cleveland International Film Festival for the documentary I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story. The film chronicles the life and work of Caroll Spinney, who plays Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street. At 81-years old, Spinney is the only remaining original cast member and has helped children learn for several decades.

Partnering for I Am Big Bird is a great opportunity for Seeds to show that education and learning are a life-long journey!

I Am Big Bird shows:
Friday, March 27th, 2015 at 11:20 a.m.
Saturday, March 28th, 2015 at 6:20 p.m

Friends of Seeds can receive $2 off any ticket purchase when using the code SEEDS at purchase. 

Films are shown at Tower City Cinemas
230 W. Huron Road
Cleveland, OH 44113

Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 877.304.FILM, or at the box office in the Tower City Cinemas lobby. For more information on the festival, visit

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