News & Events
SOL is Hiring!
SOL is looking for a full time staff person to help coordinate and implement our Work Group and Infrastructure programs in the rural Managua region of Nicaragua. For more details, click here!
Spots Still Available!
Spots are still available for our 2014 summer work groups! Click here for the schedule!
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!
2013 Annual Report
SOL's 2013 Annual Report is now available! Click here to download.
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)
2014 Work Group Schedule
Ciudad Darío, Nicaragua
May 19th - June 2nd: Hawken School
July 26th - August 3rd: St. Francis Builds / St. Camillus Catholic Church
August 17th - 29th: Students Offering Support (Pueblo Nuevo)
March 20th - 30th: Portland State University
April 20th - 27th: Cardinal Newman High School
May 17th - 24th: University of Portland
June 15th - 23rd: Idlewild Presbyterian Church
June 29th - July 8th: ODFL I
July 13th - 22nd: ODFL II
August 6th - 17th: Sonoma Area Open
February 17th - 24th: SOS Laurier Alumni
March 16th - 23rd: Sonoma Valley High School Open
May 11th - 21st: Sierra Service Project Closed
June 9th - 17th: Jesuit High School
June 22nd - July 1st: Sierra Service Project
July 6th - 15th: Santa Rosa Area Open
July 20th - 29th: Portland Area Open
Open groups are listed in bold above. If you are an individual looking for a group to join please email for details and availability before applying. Online applications for 2014 groups will be available December 1. The cost for participating in a group is $1,400 (if paid by due date) per person plus round trip international airfare. One-week groups are $1,200 plus round trip international airfare. All groups are subject to cancellation or change by SOL. Minimum group size is 12 people. With some exceptions, most groups leave in the early AM of the departure date listed and therefore need to be at the airport the night before.
If you are interested in joining a group but are unsure which group has an opening for you, please contact us for details.