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Adult Education, Clark Fulton, Letter to the Editor, Near West Side

Volunteer tutor sings praises to Seeds of Literacy

To the editor:

(Plain Press, April 2014)This letter is in response to the article in the March issue of the Plain Press “2013 Seeds of Literacy graduates make history: Largest Class Ever To Graduate From Program”.

I spent a brief time with Seeds of Literacy as a volunteer tutor back in the Summer/Fall of 2009.  Let me state first that it is probably one of the best-run non-profit organizations I have ever worked with.  The students are very focused right from the get-go and the Site Coordinators and volunteers are very hard working albeit somewhat overwhelmed at times.  You get a good feeling the moment the elevator door opens…kind of like — “I guess we’re not in Kansas anymore”.

The office has a very professional appearance and it is clear what the goals of the organization are.  Everyone from the Executive Director on down is very kind and welcoming.  You sense their empathy, and concern, for each student. And, what is better, the students react with a positive working attitude and drive to succeed.

Perhaps one day {along the spirit of Mr. Holland’s Opus} one or more of the late-blooming graduates will return to Seeds of Literacy with their life-changing story {and maybe a donation} to give testimony to the fact that from seeds one can grow great things and shed the leaves of success upon the next generations. Congratulations Seeds of Literacy; in the words of Carly Simon {Nobody Does it Better} “baby you’re the best.”

Joe Bialek

Cleveland, OH

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