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Volunteer Appreciation Week

Each year, we celebrate National Volunteer Appreciation Week by highlighting just a few of our INCREDIBLE volunteers! (And, each year, staff members gripe about having to pick JUST ONE (each) to highlight). Here are their submissions: Many of our students are intimidated by math when they first join Seeds and
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Tutor Touch-Up Training Sessions Build Skills to Help Students

By Carmine StewartVice President of Programming, Seeds of Literacy Seeds of Literacy is now offering a series of “Tutor Touch-up” training sessions. All of our tutors complete a six-hour training course before they begin tutoring. This initial tutor training helps to paint the big picture of the need for adult
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National Volunteer Apprecitiation Week

April 7 – April 13 It’s that time again…the time where every staff member says “Only one? There are so many!” That’s because it’s National Volunteer Appreciation Week and staff members are asked to showcase just one of the 200+ volunteers that make Seeds a special place. It’s a nearly
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Spotlight on Tutors: National Volunteer Week

April 15 -21, 2018  “I’ve seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives.” ~ Tracy Chapman Seeds has a small staff and we simply would not be successful without our band of 200+ volunteers! This week, we’re shining the spotlight on just a few of the
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Case Western Reserve University Students Tutor at Seeds

Case Western Reserve University Students Tutor Adult Learners at Seeds

Tuesday nights are stacked, tutor-wise, at Seeds East. That’s because Seeds East has been the beneficiary of four weekly tutors from Case Western Reserve University (Case). Working in a service program through the Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership (CCED), these Case students are just the most recent to volunteer
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#SeatsForStudents Campaign a Success!

Seeds of Literacy RAN OUT OF CHAIRS! Yes, you read that correctly. At Seeds West, students arrived to class early just to make sure they had somewhere to sit. “Our students overcome a lot of obstacles in their lives,” Executive Director Bonnie Entler said. “Having somewhere to sit while studying
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2017 GED® Graduation & Volunteer Appreciation Dinner [Photos]

Seeds of Literacy proudly celebrated its 2016-2017 GED® graduates and committed volunteers on June 28th at our annual Graduation & Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. It was an honor to recognize Seeds of Literacy’s 25 GED graduates, as well as those students making amazing progress by passing sections of the GED test
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“Retirement is Overrated!”

By George Miller, Seeds of Literacy volunteer In 2008 I sold my company and retired. I found myself thinking, “Now what?!?” I needed a reason to get up in the morning; otherwise, I’d just be lying around waiting to die! Bill Litzler, a good friend who tutored at Seeds of
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Why Didn’t They Finish School? It’s More than Meets the Eye

By Diane Vogel Ferri, Seeds of Literacy volunteer tutor   When I retired from teaching, I wanted to do something worthwhile, to reciprocate for my good fortune and to use my teaching skills. I spent my career teaching children with learning disabilities and wanted to work with adults—people who had
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Seeds of Literacy GED grad Margo Hudson gives the Pledge of Allegiance at the RNC in Cleveland on July 20th, 2016.

Seeds Grad Margo Hudson Gives Pledge of Allegiance at RNC

Where can adult education take you? How about to the stage of the Republican National Convention? That’s where Margo Hudson, a Seeds of Literacy GED® graduate and current volunteer tutor, proudly stood on July 20th, the third night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Since earning her GED credential
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