About Us

Our Mission

To provide personalized education that empowers adults to succeed in their communities

Our Values

  • Respect: We believe in the dignity of all and value the worth and potential of each person we serve.
  • Inclusiveness: We appreciate and understand the rich culture and heritage of all we serve.
  • Excellence: We deliver outstanding programs in the field of literacy, and we strive to implement the best practices.
  • Compassion: We guide students with patience and understanding while providing an environment that encourages learning and creativity.
  • Integrity: We hold ourselves to the highest personal and professional standards and are guided by honesty, candor, and fairness in all our relationships.

What We Do

  • GED® / TASC / HiSET preparation and basic education for adults, completely free of charge
  • One-to-one tutoring that provides personalized attention and support for maximized learning
  • A unique curriculum designed to meet the specific needs of each individual student
  • An individualized digital literacy curriculum
  • A flexible class schedule
  • Year-round, open enrollment

By the Numbers

  • 75% GED test section pass rate for students
  • 1,100+ adults served last year
  • 275+ active volunteers

Awards & Recognitions

  • Only adult literacy program in Ohio nationally accredited by ProLiteracy
  • 2020 COABE National Award – “Local Excellence in Advocacy”
  • 2019 Crains Women in Education – Bonnie Entler
  • 2018 ProLiteracy Hero Award-Winner
  • 2018 Leadership Cleveland Class – Bonnie Entler, Seeds’ Executive Director
  • 2016 Philanthropy Tank Winner, Runner-up – African-American Philanthropy Summit
  • 2016 National Adult Learner of the Year – Commission on Adult Basic Education
  • 2016 Administrator of the Year, Runner-up – Coalition on Adult Basic Education
  • 2015 Community Impact Award – Dominion East Ohio
  • 2015 State Administrator of the Year – Ohio Association of Adult and Continuing Education
  • 2014 “Who to Watch in Education” – Crain’s Cleveland Business (11/3/14)
  • 2014 Court Community Service Award for Nonprofit Excellence
  • 2013 Anisfield-Wolf Memorial Award for Outstanding Nonprofit Service
  • 2013 Nonprofit Best Practice – Governor Kasich’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
  • 2013 National Dollar General Literacy Foundation Student of the Year
  • 2007 National Dollar General Literacy Foundation Tutor of the Year

Associations

Community Partners

If you would like more information about our Community Partnerships, or learn how to get your organization involved, contact Bob McFeeley.