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Seeds of Literacy

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adult Education, Education, Family Services, Human Services

Mission: Seeds of Literacy provides personalized education that empowers adults to succeed in their community.

Results: Seeds has student retention and graduation rates that are twice the national average, and is the only adult literacy program in the county to be nationally accredited by ProLiteracy. We also received the prestigious 2013 Anisfield-Wolf Memorial Award for outstanding service to the community.

Target demographics: adults seeking to improve thier lives through increased education and a GED

Direct beneficiaries per year: about 1,000 adult students

Geographic areas served: Cleveland, OH and surrounding neighborhoods

Programs: free high school equivalency (GED, HiSET) prep and basic education, featuring a personalized curriculum and one-to-one tutoring

Community Stories

21 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This nonprofit cares for its students. They have developed programs to focus on not just passing the GED but also teaching students how to read. They train volunteers to be understanding and empathetic towards students and create a judgement free environment. The people at seeds are extremely passionate about what they do and would go to any length for their students.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful group that is very dedicated their mission. A non-profit organization unlike any other in the area, providing incredibly useful needs in these times.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Seeds' free education services are helping eliminate illiteracy, a root cause of poverty

Client Served

Rating: 5

They do a very good job preparing students for the GED. They really do care about our welfare.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Seeds does a wonderful job working with limited resources to meet functionally illiterate adults where they are and work with them to meet their goals.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization, despite the pandemic, immediately jumped into action to reach out to students online. NO Other organization, such as SEEDS, has made such a heartwarming effort to keep their students lives moving forward! Thank You to the staff. Also, thank you to the volunteers who have remained committed to the program. Keep doing the wonderful work that all of you so graciously and lovingly do. You make a difference!!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Seeds has been able to adapt its program so well with all the craziness this year. Many others can't say the same.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Seeds of Literacy is incredibly well-run by a dedicated team, all driven by the mission to help adults and their families succeed. They could use more staff to manage the hundreds of tutors and students.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Seeds of literacy provides tailored tutoring to students that goes above and beyond the normal classroom setting. Their passion and attention to learning can be seen through the success of their students.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Doing great

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Seeds is an amazing support system for adults striving to earn their high school equivalency degrees. They treat all clients with respect and caring.

Donor

Rating: 5

Reaching many people to assist in getting GED. Adjusted services to continue to serve during the pandemic

Board Member

Rating: 5

Seeds is doing a great job helping their students reach their goals by providing them with the tools and resources needed to be successful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Seeds is doing a great job helping people get there GED to better themselves

Board Member

Rating: 5

Seeds of Literacy is a front line operation combating adult illiteracy on a daily basis. Continue to have as many advocates of their mission as possible.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This nonprofit is delivering one-on-one tutoring to members of the community that require flexibility in order to move their literacy skills forward due to a variety of external factors. Seeds works with adults to empower them in their own lives and utilize education to open doors to a better future.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Everything for seeds is. Going very well with adaption to the pandemic by remotely working with zom

Board Member

Rating: 5

Seeds has been able to grow and pivot to meet the changing needs of our community over the years with the goal of helping bring adults out of poverty.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Continues to serve students during pandemic. Pivoted to provide online services. Nurtures one to one relationships b/w students and staff/volunteers. Committed to student success.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It is incredible how this org just keeps adapting, just like the students! They do great work!

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Client Served

Rating: 5


WRITTING 590
SOCIAL STUDIES 610
SCIENCE 700
READING 730
MATH 540
AVERAGE SCORE 635
MY TEACHER/TUTOR SAID THAT WAS PRETTY I HIGH HE SAID I DID AWSOME
YEAH ME!!!!!!!!!