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January 2012

Congratulations to Our Tutor of the Year!

January 26, 2012

Seeds of Literacy selected tutor Vida Berlec as the 2011 recipient of the Sisters Lucy Dragonette and Carol English Volunteer of the Year Award. Every year this meaningful award is given to the volunteer who best exemplifies the knowledge, compassion, patience, and dedication invaluable to being a great tutor.

Since starting with the program in February 2009, Vida has donated over 780 hours in service of Seeds of Literacy’s mission to provide personalized education that empowers adults to succeed in their communities. Vida’s expertise is in math—a subject from which some shy away—but she welcomes the challenge of helping a student with any lesson. “Despite being busy in other parts of her life, Vida is here consistently,“ praises Site Coordinator Sharon Forstchen. “What I like about Vida is that she pushes students and sees them through. She doesn’t give up on them. She makes them preservere all the way to the GED.“

Vida, who received her award at the annual Volunteer Appreciation and Graduation ceremony on December 13th, is an invaluable part of the Seeds of Literacy program and we’re happy to honor her as Tutor of the Year!

January 2012

Giving a Little Gives a Lot when You Tutor with Seeds!

January 13, 2012

Did you know that just two hours of your time a week will help a person make up for years of being out of school? When you volunteer as a tutor with Seeds of Literacy, a non-profit organization that offers free GED preparation and one-on-one tutoring for adults in Cuyahoga County, the donation of your time really can have that great of an impact. Your knowledge, care, and personal attention as a tutor can make all the difference to someone working toward a GED diploma.

Making this difference in someone’s life simply begins with attending a tutor training session. Our next trainings are scheduled for Saturday, January 21st from 9 am - 2 pm, and Saturday, February 25th from 9 am - 2 pm. With the completion of training and a class observation, you can tutor a minimum of one two-hour class a week. Classes are held throughout the day and sheduling is flexible. Training and classes take place at the Seeds Resource Center, located at 3104 W. 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44109. By volunteering a few hours a week, you can help to eradicate one of the root causes of poverty: illiteracy.

For more information or to register for the training, please contact Alexandria Marshall at 216.661.7950 or at .

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