BW Yellow Jackets Donate to Seeds

Three students from Baldwin Wallace  (left to right: Hayat Lachheb, Lindsey Alfonsi, and Hailey Banville) participated in the BW Jacket Philanthropy Program.  As part of the program they volunteered for Seeds for one semester. 

During that semester they provided revisions to a Health Literacy Assessment that is designed to help Seeds determine which health literacy tasks adult learners can do at different levels of literacy.  They  piloted the tool with a small sample of Seeds students. 

Baldwin Wallace students who participate in the Jacket Philanthropy Program are engaged with several nonprofits in the Cleveland Area, and they each write a grant to support their nonprofit partner.  The students enrolled in the courses review those grant proposals and determine which organizations get funding. 

Seeds VP of Programming Carmine Stewart commented, “This is a really wonderful program.  It exposes the students to the nonprofit community and the needs in Northeast Ohio, and it gives them the experience of learning to write grants for real people.  This year was our first time being funded, and we are super excited.  Well, actually, we got the People’s Choice Award in 2020, but this is the first time our proposal has been funded.  The $2,000 will help us purchase supplies for the Health Empowerment Group that is facilitated by Volunteer, Program Committee Member, and Retired Diabetes Educator Maryann Nicolay.  I am so excited for the students.  Hayat, Hailey, and Lindsey have been amazing, and they have worked so hard.  They really embraced our mission.  They were so wonderful, so respectful when working with our students.  I couldn’t be more proud of them.”  


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