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Success Story: Mother Breaks the Cycle By Achieving HSE

Rosemarie dropped out of school in the 10th grade and her mother’s education ended at 4th. She knew that if she wanted to break the cycle for her children, she had to make a change. “You need to believe in yourself,” she said. “If you don’t, who will?” Rosemarie knows
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Johnny Shackelford attends GED classes at Seeds of Literacy Kinsman site on Cleveland's east side.

For My Kids

By Cassie O’Shea Johnnie Shackelford describes his experience at Seeds of Literacy in one word: comfortable. He feels at ease in the classroom, with his fellow students, the staff, and volunteers. “They’ve got great tutors here. The people here are nice,” he says. The Seeds East location is also really
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Seeds of Literacy student Cheila Dozier

Cheila Dozier: Done with the Past

Cheila Dozier knows how difficult it is to kick the fears and insecurities of your past out of your future. After being held back a grade in elementary school, Cheila began to shut down. “I was so embarrassed,” she remembers. “I believe that was the end of everything.” Perhaps it
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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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GED students Amy & Eric

Finding Their Dreams: Eric & Amy Melendez

Batman and Robin? Please. Real-life heroes work a little differently, and Seeds of Literacy has its own dynamic duo in Eric and Amy Melendez, a brother-sister team who draw on their shared love of learning to attend classes at Seeds nearly every day. They are smart and driven, with the
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The End of the Would-haves, Could-haves, Should-haves

For Adult Education & Family Literacy Week, we want to share a speech given by Seeds of Literacy student Norma at a fundraiser earlier this year. It is such a wonderful speech, and conveys how much she values her family’s education and achievement — and that now it’s her turn
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Seeds of Literacy student Sarah del Rosario

Greater than the Sum of Our Parts: Student Sarah del Rosario

Sarah del Rosario is not afraid to be herself. Outgoing, open, and friendly, Sarah will tell you just about anything about herself. She’ll readily talk to you about being transgender and the various communities she advocates for. It’s this same unabating honesty that allows Sarah to know not just who
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