News & Events
Seeds of Learning founders and staff fondly remember John Binns.
SOL's Spring Newsletter
SOL has issued its Spring Newsletter, available here!
SOL Work Group Schedule
Our 2013 Work Group Schedule is now available here!
Looking for a thoughtful and unique gift for your loved ones this holiday season? Consider SOL's Alternative Giving program. Click here for details!
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 it's educational programs in Nicaragua. SOL is very grateful, and very excited about incorporating technology into our programs in a way that effective, efficient, and empowering. (Check out: Photography by Pedro Goodwin)
Ciudad Darío, Nicaragua
February 17th - 25th: Students Offering Support I
July 8th - 18th: Davis Area I Group
July 22nd - August 1st: Davis Area II Group
August 3rd - 11th: St. Francis Builds / St. Camillus Catholic Church
August 18th - 31st: Students Offering Support II
March 31st - April 7th: Cardinal Newman High School
June 10th - 20th: Crystal Springs Uplands School
July 7th - 19th: One Dollar For Life
July 21st - 31st: Sonoma Area Open Group
October 13th - 23rd: First Congregational Church of Sonoma
November 11th - 23rd: SOL Alumni Group
Third Site, Nicaragua
March 17th - 24th: Sonoma County High School Youth
May 13th - 22nd: University of Florida
June 4th - 14th: Hawken School
June 16th - 25th: Jesuit High School
June 30th - July 10th: Portland Area Open Group (Full)
July 14th - 24th: Sierra Service Project
July 28th - August 7th: Montgomery Santa Rosa Open (Full)
The cost for participating in a group is $1300 (if paid by due date) per person plus round trip international airfare. One-week groups are $1100 plus airfare. All groups are subject to cancellation or change. Minimum group size is 10 people. Please call for details and availability, (707) 939-0471 before applying. 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 the SOL office.
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