Blog : adult literacy


Seeds of Literacy on Capitol Hill to talk with representatives about adult literacy funding in the WOIA.

On Capitol Hill for Adult Literacy

Seeds of Literacy is taking it to DC. Executive Director Bonnie Entler and Seeds graduate and tutor Margo Hudson have an action-packed day of Congressional visits planned today as part of the Coalition on Adult Basic Education’s Hill Day. COABE invited Bonnie to represent Ohio’s adult education community and educate
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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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Adult literacy means empowerment.

What Does Literacy Mean to You?

It’s pretty common for people to think of literacy as simply the ability to read, but literacy doesn’t end with printed words on a page. Being able to read is really just the beginning of literacy’s impact, especially for adults in basic education programs like Seeds of Literacy. At a
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Cleveland Foundation spotlights Seeds of Literacy

Seeds Featured on Cleveland Foundation Blog

What could improved adult literacy mean to Cleveland? Seeds of Literacy was invited to talk about the impact of adult basic education and GED® classes as part of  the Cleveland Foundation’s “Behind the Grant” blog series. Thanks in part to funding from the Cleveland Foundation, Seeds of Literacy has been
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President Bush participates in a signing ceremony for H.R. 751, The National Literacy Act of 1991 (July 25, 1991)

The 25th Anniversary of the National Literacy Act

25 years ago today, President George H.W. Bush signed the National Literacy Act. The act was a landmark initiative that put a federal focus on adult literacy and provided support and coordination to adult literacy programs. Reflecting on the anniversary of the act, former First Lady Barbara Bush said, “The
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Seeds of Literacy offers free GED prep and adult basic education in Cleveland

6 Must-know Adult Literacy Facts for the RNC in Cleveland

The national spotlight is on Cleveland as the Republican National Convention kicks off today. As we welcome delegates to our city that has worked so hard to reinvigorate itself, here are some key points about adult literacy in Cleveland, and how it can positively impact our city.   1. 66%
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A student and tutor work together for free GED prep.

Adult Education, a Bipartisan Rarity

Politics are a contentious topic at any time. In this election cycle in particular, our political dialogue seems extra heated, the divide between us a little deeper. With the Republican National Convention coming to Cleveland next week, there’s a heightened sense of politics in the air. From our perspective at
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A female student reads a book at Seeds of Literacy.

Literacy is Key to Women’s Equality

Today is International Women’s Day, a time to recognize the achievements of women worldwide, and to advocate for all of the progress yet to be made. For many women, the cornerstone of that potential progress is improved literacy. Worldwide, 493 million women can’t read. As a result, they are disadvantaged
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A GED student works on a packet

Learning Disabilities & Adult Education

Undiagnosed or unmanaged learning disabilities can be a detriment to adults returning to school. Especially for older adults, for whom learning disabilities were not as openly talked about or readily diagnosed while they were school-aged, learning disabilities can be a silent challenge they’ve dealt with all their lives. These adults
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A Seeds GED student comes to class after work.

Masters of Disguise

Have you ever met someone and knew they were struggling in life with low literacy skills? You probably don’t think that you have. Yet 36 million adults are estimated to have less-than-basic literacy skills, while almost 30% of adults have numeracy skills that max out at counting and basic arithmetic.
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