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With diverse adult students, inclusiveness is a priority for Seeds of Literacy.

Breaking Grammar: Our Values in Language

I’ve written most of the posts here since Seeds of Literacy’s blog launched over a year ago, and the whole time I’ve been waiting for someone to call me out on something, like I’ve been harboring a fugitive. Well, no more hiding. It’s time I turn in my grammar outlaw.
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Luca Dinner for Seeds of Literacy crop

Support Seeds at Luca Italian Cuisine

Indulge in the sunny cuisine of Italy without leaving the banks of the Cuyahoga! Kick off Seeds of Literacy’s 20th Anniversary by joining a select group of Seeds’ Friends at Luca Italian Cuisine. Savor five courses of decadent delight and wine pairings in an intimate setting with one of the
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Margo Hudson, a Seeds of Literacy GED grad, continues to earn praise for her dedication to adult education and literacy in Cleveland

Seeds Grad Named One of Cleveland’s Most Interesting for 2017

Cleveland Magazine’s annual list of the city’s most interesting people includes Seeds of Literacy GED® grad and volunteer tutor Margo Hudson! Named one of the year’s most interesting for her commitment to earning her GED credential and her many achievements that followed — like being invited to participate at last summer’s
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A GED student reads a book at Seeds of Literacy

A Breath of Hope in Adult Literacy

Take a deep breath as you balance the shopping bags in your hands with the eternal “to-do” list in your head. We have the perfect gift for those hard-to-buy-for folks on your list. And we promise that you’ll feel as good giving it as the person receiving it. Supply educational
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A GED student works in class.

Getting it Write: 5 Tips to Help Students with Composition

With the GED® exam featuring both an extended response (i.e. an argumentative essay) and a short response, writing is an essential skill for GED students to have. However, many adult students struggle with how to approach writing and the process of breaking down the steps. So how can you help
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GED graduate Margo Hudson tutors a student at Seeds of Literacy on Cleveland's west side.

Seeds Grad & Tutor Margo Spotlighted on WKYC [Video]

Literacy can change your life. That’s the message Margo Hudson, a Seeds of Literacy GED® graduate and current volunteer tutor, shares with everyone she meets. Danielle Wiggins, of Cleveland’s WKYC – Channel 3, heard Margo’s message and profiled her for “Rising,” a weekly segment that spotlights people who overcame adversity
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Guests support GED prep at Sowing Seeds of Hope 2016

Literacy Gets the Vote at Sowing Seeds of Hope

What’s “read,” white, and blue? Seeds of Literacy’s Unconventional Convention! Nearly 200 guests joined us at this year’s election-themed Sowing Seeds of Hope Brunch and Auction to support Seeds’ free literacy tutoring and GED® preparation. This year’s event also saw almost $36, 000 in sponsorships — more than a 15%
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Adults with undiagnosed dyslexia struggle to read

Judging a Fish: Learning with Undiagnosed Dyslexia

By Daniel Hinman, Director of Income, United Way of Greater Cleveland “Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” When I was 16 years old, I was tested for a
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Christopher Columbus meets indigenous people in the "New World."

Why We Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day

“What’s in a name?” As far back as the 16th century, people have weighed that question. As much as Romeo and Juliet fought against it, their names mattered a great deal. Names serve as a first impression and a lasting reminder. A name can be overshadowed by the identities it’s
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A student works in the evening class at Seeds of Literacy.

Learning Disabilities: Silent Barriers to Success

By Holly Roe, Executive Director of the LD Edge Network You may know the stereotypes that stigmatize adults in poverty: He’s just lazy. She’s always giving up – how can she succeed if she keeps doing that? He’s just not motivated. They should’ve stayed in high school and finished. His
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