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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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Finding the FUN: Why Ed Tutors

~ From the Law to Leadership: Finding the fun in learning ~ Ed Round is a tall man with a deep voice. He has an authoritative presence and is fiercely passionate about what he does. These traits served him well in his legal career of more than thirty years. Half
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A Spooktacular Look at Gothic Fiction: 5 Perfect Halloween Reads

Autumn brings many pleasures: the smell of falling leaves, the delicious taste of pumpkin spice, the sound of giddy trick-or-treaters. But my favorite thing is probably the kind of book it inspires. Some people look to Stephen King for scares, but I recommend trying something a little bit different this
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[VIDEO] Grad Shares Story of Illiteracy’s Impact On Health

~ Scroll Down to Watch the Segment ~ Maria Rodriguez, a 2012 graduate of Seeds of Literacy, appeared on TV 20’s Healthy Cleveland with Leah Haslage. Executive Director Bonnie Entler appeared with her. Before Maria had her daughter, she went to her doctor for a regular physical. The doctor told
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[VIDEO] WKYC’s Ana Garcia Visits Seeds

In September, Seeds of Literacy, with generous support from our friends at The Cleveland Foundation, held open houses at both locations. Students were encouraged to bring guests to show off their school and prove that it’s never too late to finish your education. The highly publicized event drew members of the
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