Creating conversational communities that drive change

About SEED

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The National SEED Project (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity)SM partners with communities, institutions, and schools to develop leaders who guide their peers in conversational communities to drive personal, institutional, and societal change toward social justice.

Participants first attend SEED New Leaders Training, where they will experience our immersive and intensive methods and pedagogy. We then continue to support the new SEED leaders across the year as they develop their own seminar series for colleagues at their sites.

SEED leaders design their SEED seminars with the flexibility to adapt them to their own local needs. They include personal reflection and testimony, listening to others' voices, and learning experientially and collectively, in the context of each participant’s intersecting identities. Through this methodology, SEED equips participants to connect our lives to one another and to society at large by acknowledging systems of power, oppression, and privilege.

Since its inception in 1987, the National SEED Project, along with its Minnesota and New Jersey branches, has trained more than 2,900 educators, parents, and community leaders from 45 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, plus 15 other countries, as SEED leaders.

Wellesley Centers for WomenSEED has been a collaborative effort of SEED staff members since 1987.


— Cheryl Robinson, Supervisor, Office of Minority Achievement, Arlington Public Schools, Virginia

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