News & Events
SOL's Holiday Gathering
SOL is hosting its annual Holiday Gathering in Sonoma on Sunday, December 1st. Details here!
SOL Work Group Schedule
Our 2014 Work Group Schedule is now available here!
Seeds of Learning board and staff fondly remember John Binns.
Looking for a thoughtful and unique gift for your loved ones this holiday season? Consider SOL's Alternative Giving program. Click here for details!
SOL In the News
Seeds of Learning and SOL Work Group Leader Jennifer Wolfe are featured in today's Davis Enterprise!
Esperanza Books and Note Cards
NOW AVAILABLE: Sonoma author Sara Donnelly and illustrator Sally Carnahan Lewis have created a heartwarming, bilingual children's story. Esperanza and the New School; Esperanza y la Nueva Escuela grew out of Donnelly's years of service in Seeds of Learning.
A package of six beautiful note cards with illustrations selected from Esperanza and the New School are now available. Proceeds from the sale of books and note cards are generously donated to Seeds of Learning. Each packet of 6 cards + envelopes is $10. Prices include handling and mailing costs. Click here!
Photographer and longtime supporter Hughes Goodwin has made a lifetime pledge to support SOL's work. He donated to construct a classroom in memory of his late son, Evan, as well as to honor his parents, George and Mary Lee Goodwin, who were both teachers. He also supports scholarships for ten high school students this year, next year, and every year thereafter. Recently Hughes made a pledge of support for SOL to begin to integrate 21st century technology into its educational programs in Nicaragua. SOL is very grateful, and very excited about incorporating technology into our programs in a way that is effective, efficient, and empowering. (Check out: Photography by Pedro Goodwin)
Project Grace is teaming once again with Seeds of Learning to arrange and coordinate our third trip to Nicaragua, scheduled for Fall 2012 (October 20 — 28, 2012). This trip is open to siblings, parents, spouses, grandparents, children, friends, - anyone who would like to honor a loved one by serving a community in need. Project Grace is thrilled and proud to be working with Seeds of Learning, which has been working for over 20 years to help increase access to education in Central America.
During our week-long trip volunteers will have the chance to live and work together as they spend their days mixing concrete, laying bricks, digging the foundation, tying rebar, or working on other tasks to help build a school with local parents, teachers, youth and children. Evenings will be spent together as a group, enjoying a typical dinner, with time built in for reflection and sharing stories.
The cost of this trip is approximately $2,000 (we are unable to confirm a price because airfares are difficult to predict at this time); Participants are assured that once airfares are secured, all other expenses - lodging, insurance, ground transportation, meals will be covered. Some scholarships are available.
A minimum of 10 participants is needed for this trip to go forward.
If you are interested in signing up for the trip, please contact Carole Mahoney: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Everyone has experienced a loss, and by sharing stories, by honoring each person's loved one, the jagged painful edges are softened." — 2011 Project Grace/SOL Work Group participant