Blog : Adult Learners


Black History Month Returns With a New Series of Stories

2024 is here, and February brings with it Black History Month, a time to for us to highlight to African Americans who had outsized or underappreciated contributions to our great nation. This month, Seeds of Literacy will release a new video each week to talk about a different story.  We’ve
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ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY: Student Ambassadors Showcase Seeds

“A teacher a long time ago destroyed my dreams – she took away the importance of education,” said Student Ambassador Melissa Hill Nance. “But everything she stole from me, Seeds has given back, and more.” Seeds is so much more than tutoring. That’s the message that Melissa and fellow Seeds
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Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb poses with a Seeds of Literacy student

Visit from Cleveland Mayor inspires adult learners

In July, members of the Seeds Leadership Team hosted Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb and his Chief Education Officer Holly Trifiro at Seeds West. The Mayor graciously greeted all of the staff, pausing to learn names and roles. He heard about the mission and history of Seeds from Bonnie Entler, and
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Why do you need my social security number?

Why does Seeds of Literacy need my social security number for registration? It’s a good question, and one we hear a lot. But if you’ve ever signed up for a driver’s license, applied for government assistance, or required a marriage certificate, being asked for your social security numbers should come
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The Literary Legacy of Star Wars

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away… It’s one of the most famous movie openings of all time.  For many fans it may seem like just another part of a cinematic spectacle.  However, this opening is really just another way of saying “Once Upon a Time…” like
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[OP-ED] Women’s History More than Hidden Figures

by Chris Richards ~ Most articles about Women’s History Month don’t mention warrior queens or landing on the moon, though this one does.  Before we get to that, let me pose a question that I’ve been asked many times: What is history? The answer is not quite as straightforward as
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Graduate Keeva Long

Alumni Check-In: Her Second GED: Keeva Long

“I know loss,” 2021 graduate Keeva Long said. “I buried babies. I grew up in public housing. I have a felony.” But she overcame, and wants others to know that they can overcome, too. If those challenges weren’t enough, Keeva was shot three times, an uninvolved bystander in a drive-by-shooting
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[OP-ED] American History Shaped by History of Black Americans

~ Op-Ed by Chris Richards, Site Coordinator at Seeds of Literacy ~ In the United States, February is popularly designated as Black History Month. This yearly tradition dates back to 1970, when it was first celebrated at Ohio’s own Kent State University — and Ohioans should be incrediblY proud. Indeed,
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Running for (Seeds of) Literacy In Antarctica

What does Seeds of Literacy have to do with what’s commonly known as “The End of the World” in Antarctica? The answer to that question originates four years ago. The Perfect Partnership Margo Hudson (grad, tutor, ambassador, award-winner) works in the United Club at the airport. For the talkative woman
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