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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 Lesson from the Cavs: Never Give Up

It’s a phenomenal time to be a Clevelander. People across the world today are talking about the Cavs’ historic win last night in the last game of the NBA finals. At home in Cleveland, there’s a palpable feeling of elation in the air. The Cavs, led by LeBron James (who’s
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The RTA bus stop outside of Seeds of Literacy's W. 25th location.

RTA Proposals Will Disadvantage Cleveland’s Low-Income Adults

One of the most basic aspects of daily life is how we get around. Classes? Job interviews? Parent-teacher conferences? For many of Seeds of Literacy’s students, public transportation is the answer to getting where they need to be. And since the vast majority of Seeds students are low income, public
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A tutor works with a GED student at Seeds of Literacy.

Volunteers: The Seeds of a Great Nonprofit

Seeds of Literacy couldn’t exist without volunteers. As Volunteer Coordinator for Seeds of Literacy, you might think I’m a little biased (okay, maybe I am just a little). But that doesn’t change how essential volunteers are to our mission of empowering adults through literacy. From our staff to our students,
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The 40th annual Cleveland International Film Festival

Community Partner with CLE Int’l Film Fest

For the fourth year in a row, Seeds of Literacy is a proud Community Partner with the acclaimed Cleveland International Film Festival. This year, we’ve partnered for the touching and inspiring film The New Classmate. How do you tell your child to stay in school when you’ve dropped out yourself?
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Seeds of Literacy won the 2015 Community Impact Award from Dominion East Ohio

Seeds Wins Community Impact Award from Dominion East Ohio

We’re so excited to have been honored with the 2015 Community Impact Award from Dominion East Ohio on March 16th, 2016. The award recognized Seeds of Literacy’s East side location (13815 Kinsman Road, Cleveland), which opened in September 2014. The Dominion Community Impact Awards acknowledge the role that nonprofit and
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Seeds of Literacy as guests on WEWS Channel 5's Kaliedoscope

Seeds on “Kaleidoscope” with Leon Bibb

Seeds of Literacy’s Executive Director Bonnie Entler and student Cristaly Martinez were guests on Kaleidoscope, a program that spotlights people making a difference in Northeast Ohio, to talk about the value of the adult education that Seeds of Literacy provides. Hosted by Cleveland TV legend Leon Bibb, the segment included
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A Seeds of Literacy student attends class at our east side location.

Education Where it’s Needed, Not Just Where it’s Pleasant

The Northeast Ohio Media Group recently published a series of photos and profiles of youths in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood of Cleveland’s east side. The testimonials and statistics of “GrieveLand: Stories of Violence and Lost Dreams from the Streets of Mt. Pleasant” are heartbreaking and horrifying, telling of gangs, death,
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Adult Literacy Matters to Cleveland

Why Adult Literacy Matters [Infographic]

September is National Literacy Month. There is a critical state of adult literacy in Cleveland, but Seeds of Literacy provides a successful solution. When people are empowered with stronger literacy skills, poverty levels go down. People are able to get better jobs, help their children with schoolwork, and be more
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