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Seedling Donors and Mentors Speak Out: Rolando Fernandez

Rolando Fernandez will tell you; he is wearing many hats these days! He is the Assistant Director of the Contract and Land Management Department for the City of Austin, a Director of the Board of Seedling Foundation, a current Leadership … Continue reading

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Zaira’s Story – A Mentee’s Journey

This year, at the Seedling Foundation Annual Mentor Appreciation Luncheon, our keynote speaker was one of our own. Zaira Garcia joined the Seedling Mentor Program when it began, and was one of the first 8th grade Seedling College Scholarship winners … Continue reading

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Measuring Impact in Mentoring

There is an old saying in the nonprofit world…”If you can’t measure it; you can’t fund it.”  It probably isn’t true in all cases, but when Seedling’s Mentor Program was envisioned back in 2005, the program was based on research and … Continue reading

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Meaningful Mentoring

“We believe that education is the ticket for every child.”  This was an important concept that Sari Waxler, the Seedling Foundation’s Executive Director, emphasized during her recent presentation at the Texas Office of the Attorney General. It explains why Seedling’s … Continue reading

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Letter From Christina at College

Seedling College Scholarship winner, Christina, sends a message! Christina won her scholarship at the end of the her 8th grade year, and entered high school as a scholarship recipient and a student with college in her future. Mentoring makes a difference! Continue reading

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