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Program Planning & Impact Committee, Seeds of Literacy, Cleveland, Ohio

Organization: Seeds of Literacy
Contact Name: Sharon Farrer
Position Type: Local Volunteering (in person)
Address: 3104 W 25th Street
Cleveland, Ohio  44109  
United States
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Service Area(s): Tutoring, Social Services, Education, Adult Basic Education / GED
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One-time / Ongoing Position: Ongoing Position


The harsh truth is 66% of adults in Cleveland are functionally illiterate, and nearly 25% of adult Cleveland residents don't have a high school credential or GED. Strengthening adult education is vital to improving our community, and you can help make a crucial difference by joining Seeds of Literacy's Program Planning & Impact Committee. Seeds of Literacy offers free GED preparation and basic education to more than 1,000 adult students per year, making us larger than the average high school. By volunteering to evaluate our education goals and measure our effectiveness, you'll be keeping the county's only nationally accredited adult education program at the top of its field. In the last year, Seeds of Literacy overhauled our entire curriculum to meet the standards of the new 2014 GED exam. Current committee projects include evaluating and redesigning our student orientation and intake process to increase our students' engagement and retention. As literacy includes an array of skills vital to daily life, we're also working to expand our curriculum to include financial literacy, health information literacy, and digital literacy. This committee would best fit individuals with an education or program development background, but any instruction or curriculum experience may be helpful. We also welcome fresh perspectives from different fields. The committee meets monthly, in person or by phone. If you have the skills and desire to help shape Cleveland for the better, please contact Sharon Farrer at 216.661.7950 or sharonfarrer@seedsofliteracy.org .
Initially Posted: 08/20/2009
Last Updated: 09/06/2017