News & Events
Many Hands, One SOL
A heartfelt thank you to all of our supporters who made “Many Hands, One SOL” our most successful fundraiser ever.
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!
2015 Schedule Now Available
SOL's 2015 Work Group schedule is now available—click 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!
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)
2015 Work Group Schedule
Ciudad Darío, Nicaragua
February 8th – February 17th: SOL Coffee Tour
June 17th – June 26th: Valley Presbyterian Church
July 25th – 2nd: St. Francis Builds/St. Camillus Catholic Church
August 3rd – August 12th: Davis Open
August 16th – August 28th: Students Offering Support, University of Waterloo
April 5th – April 12th: Cardinal Newman High School
May 16th – May 23rd: University of Portland
June 6th – June 14th: Crystal Springs Uplands School
June 21st – June 29th: Mr. Richards' High School Group
July 5th – July 13th: One Dollar For Life I
July 20th – July 28th: One Dollar For Life II
August 2nd – August 11th: Sonoma Area Open (FULL)
February 15th – February 22nd: Students Offering Support, Brock University
March 1st – March 8th: Students Offering Support, WLU Alumni
March 22nd – March 29th: Sonoma Valley High School
April 6th – April 14th: Hillbrook School
June 8th – June 16th: Jesuit High School
June 22nd – 1st: Sierra Service Project I Redding
July 7th – July 16th: Sierra Service Project II
July 21st – July 30th: Sierra Service Project III
August 3rd – August 12th: Portland 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. 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.