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She Found Her Voice In A Ballroom: Student Success

November 2018:  Valerie Taylor approached the lectern slowly when it was her turn to address the crowd.  She took a deep breath, and spoke — deliberately, with purpose and clarity. For a moment, she paused as emotion took over her. The audience hung on every word, and when she was
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[VIDEO] Seeds Appears on Cleveland’s 43 Focus with Harry Boomer

In March 2019, Seeds of Literacy was featured on an entire episode of Cleveland’s 43 Focus with host and news anchor Harry Boomer. The organization was last featured on the program in 2017 to discuss the State’s adoption of the TASC and HiSET as alternatives to the GED. Executive Director
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National Volunteer Apprecitiation Week

April 7 – April 13 It’s that time again…the time where every staff member says “Only one? There are so many!” That’s because it’s National Volunteer Appreciation Week and staff members are asked to showcase just one of the 200+ volunteers that make Seeds a special place. It’s a nearly
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National Poetry Month Begins with Spine Poetry Challenge

It seems like each month, each day even, can be attributed to National something-or-other. In fact, the observances are as niche as Talk Like a Pirate Day on Septemb-arrrrr 19 (for those that accessorize with eye patches and a parrot on their shoulders), or Left Handers Day (for southpaws) on
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Making Math Yummy On Pi(e) Day

If there’s one thing we love at Seeds, it’s incorporating snacks into learning. Each March 14, we celebrate the mathematical pi with delicious, flaky pie…and other activities. (It’s also Albert Einstein’s birthday, so the pie becomes a wonderful substitute for birthday cake.) Last year, we put Pi(e) Day Into Perspective
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State Official Visit Seeds

Seeds of Literacy has been on a quest to demonstrate just how important adult literacy is — and how important our program is to the Northeast Ohio community — ever since the State stopped our funding last year. We’ve invited all of our State officials to visit our sites, talk
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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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