Sowing Empowerment & Economic Development, Inc. provides food, clothing, education and training while promoting self-sufficiency and empowerment directly to low- to moderate-income families and communities. Through academic achievement, housing & economic development and community services, SEED will create environments where all individuals are empowered, all children are nurtured, families are strengthened, and communities are transformed. SEED, a HUD approved housing counseling and financial education agency also operates an emergency food distribution center and clothes closet; serves as an enrollment site for residents seeking health options through the Maryland Health Exchange; provides nutrition and health awareness classes and distributes free diapers; provides after school and summer enrichment and is the operator of EXCEL Academy Public Charter School. SEED serves clients in both English and Spanish and has offices in Prince George's County, MD and Detroit, MI.
So far in 2017,
• SEED has served more than 12,000 individuals from nearly 3,000 households in Prince George's County and more than 4,000 individuals from more than 1,000 households in Detroit;
• More than 200,000 pounds of emergency food have been distributed through the SEED Food Distribution Center and EXCEL Family Market in Prince George's County and the SEED Mobil Pantry in Detroit;
• 2700 clients have received emergency clothes;
• 1200 babies received free diapers;
• 230 residents in Prince George's County and Detroit received pre-purchase education through out First Time Homebuyer Classes;
• 150 residents recieved financial capability training through SEED's Family Financial Fitness program;
• 427 students continue to receive a standards-based, rigorous academic K-8 academic program at EXCEL Academy Public Charter School. The EXCEL experience includes a focus on College Prepartory Support, Cultural Arts, Community Partnerships and Character Development; and
• Nearly 200 students receive after school and summer enrichment through the SEED Summer Bridge and Extended Learning after school programs.
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