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Literacy Program Extends Beyond GED Prep to Beginning & Struggling Readers

Seeds of Literacy, the innovative one-to-one tutoring program for adult high school equivalency (HSE) preparation, now includes instruction for adults who are  beginning readers and struggling readers. “The Beginning & Struggling Reader Program creates educational access to even more members of the community,” explains Dr. Carmine Stewart, Program Director for
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Pilot, Marathon Runner, Philanthropist, Founder… & GED Grad

Your past doesn’t define your future. That was the message shared with students, tutors, and staff at Seeds East by a special guest in January. There are a lot of incredible words to describe Captain Courtney Schoch — pilot, marathon runner, mom, wife, non-profit founder, world traveler, TEFL instructor, philanthropist.
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[VIDEO] WKYC’s “We The People” Features Seeds

On Friday, January 18, 2019, Executive Director Bonnie Entler and Site Coordinator Kara Krawiec appeared on WKYC’s We the People with Tiffany Tarpley. Seeds was featured as recipients of WKYC’s TEGNA Foundation grant and as ProLiteracy Heros.
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Spakowski Reading Nook Unveiled

When North Olmsted (and formerly Westlake) resident Joan Mary Spakowski passed away over a year ago in December 2017, the field of education lost an important supporter. According to her obituary, Joan was an elementary and middle school teacher who instilled in her pupils a love of science, ecology, and
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Edit Your Writing With This Checklist

~ The Final Stage In the Writing Process: Editing ~ Congratulations! You’ve gone through three stages of the writing process: did some prewriting, wrote a draft, revised it by making major changes to the essay, and now you have a complete essay! Well, almost... Before you start celebrating, remember that
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Reasons to Come to Class : Cleveland Stories Vol. 1

Written by staffer and Cleveland freelancer Billy Hallal, this essay from Literary Cleveland‘s latest project showcases Seeds students in poignant vignettes. It was originally published in Cleveland Stories, Vol. 1 anthology paperback, available for purchase.  Dorlinda comes to class to snack. Funyuns, Doritos, donuts. She spills powdered sugar all over
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66% – A Sad (But True) Cleveland Statistic

On Thursday, November 29, FreshWater Cleveland distributed an article titled “2 out of 3 Clevelanders are functionally illiterate. So what are we doing about it?” Some readers called the headline sensationalized, but at Seeds, we call it FACT. “Here in Cleveland, 66 percent of the city’s adults are functionally illiterate.
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10 Super Specific Ways You Can Make a Difference

People who have visited Seeds, talked with our students and tutors, and have seen the results of our program always ask us: How Can I Help? And the simplest answer is: (1) Donate (2) Volunteer (3) Attend an Event (4) Tell Others But if you’re looking for REALLY SPECIFIC ways you can help support
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[PHOTO ESSAY] Inaugural Thrive Luncheon Promotes Student Success

On Friday, November 9, Seeds of Literacy launched a new signature event, Thrive!  Thrive!, a weekday luncheon, congratulated both student success and stakeholder impact, all while recognizing the first recipient of the Cultivator Impact Award: William “Bill” Litzler. “For seventeen years, our Sowing Seeds of Hope brunch and auction served
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[VIDEO] Seeds Staffer WINS 1st Ever National ProLiteracy Hero Award

~ UPDATED:  We Won!  ~  After being selected as a Top 10 Finalist by a panel of ProLiteracy Judges, KARA KRAWIEC, a site coordinator at Seeds of Literacy’s East side location, advanced through three rounds of public voting, becoming the FIRST EVER ProLiteracy Hero! Cheerful but modest by nature, Kara
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