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Seeds Of Literacy
|Last updated on February 28, 2014|
Seeds of Literacy provides personalized education that empowers adults to succeed in their communities.
We will continue to deliver the highest quality education that inspires a love of learning. We shall endeavor to provide a well-resourced and diverse program with a widespread reach. In partnership with other organizations, we will be instrumental in breaking the cycle of poverty by strengthening our community through the transformed lives of our students.
Since 1997, Seeds of Literacy has provided free, one-to-one tutoring in basic education and GED preparation to adults in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Last year, Seeds served over 850 students with the help of about 200 volunteer tutors.
Our individualized curriculum and one-to-one tutoring offer maximum learning by building relationships of trust between the student and the tutor. This approach allows each student to work at her or his own academic level; therefore, students of all academic levels participate in the program. We offer open enrollment, are open year-round, and incorporate technology into our curriculum.
Seeds of Literacy builds bridges among students and teachers of different races, faiths, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. By empowering adults to attain a stronger educational foundation, we provide a key determinant in gaining employment, retaining employment, and improving employment status. At home, literacy skills promote close family interactions, informed decision-making and lifelong learning. Parents are more able to read aloud to their children, help with homework and support educational goals. Literate parents are also more able to access help in raising their children, reducing instances of neglect and abuse. Adult literacy, therefore, contains within it far-reaching generational benefits.
In 1997, the Congregation of St. Joseph honored its 125 years of service to the Diocese of Cleveland by providing start-up funds to an organization that incorporated its ministry: Seeds of Literacy, a free and easily accessible adult literacy program.
Seeds developed tutor-training sessions, materials and supplies. Its one-to-one, individualized curriculum helped build relationships of trust between tutors and students, and accommodated students at all levels of academic achievement.
In 2005, Seeds received accreditation from ProLiteracy Worldwide, the largest adult literacy organization in the world. Seeds is the only adult literacy program in Cuyahoga County with this accreditation.
By 2008, Seeds was serving over 850 active students with the help of about 200 volunteer tutors. At its Resource Center, classes are offered four days per week, with morning, afternoon, and evening sessions available. Seeds has student retention and graduation rates that are twice the national average.
Main office number
: (216) 661-7950Office fax number:
Web Site: http://www.seedsofliteracy.org
||3104 West 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44109
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||Seeds is located on the southwest corner of West 25th Street and Clark Avenue, above the US Bank branch. Parking is available in the lot on the south side of the building, which may be accessed from Clark Avenue.
Nearest Metro/Subway Stop: West 25th Street/Market,
Walk distance (in minutes): 20
Nearest Bus Stop: 35, 81, 807, 23, 20A, 1 minute walk
|Last updated on February 28, 2014|
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