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

  • 77% GED test section pass rate for students
  • Over 990 adults served in 2016-2017
  • Over 250 active volunteers engaged in 2016-2017


Awards & Recognitions

  • Only adult literacy program in Ohio nationally accredited by ProLiteracy
  • 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




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