Seedco Awarded $1.48 Million from U.S. Dept. of Labor to Serve Justice-Involved Young Adults in Memphis

Seedco’s Mid-South office in Memphis, TN was awarded $1,480,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL)’s Reentry Project grant program to improve employment opportunities for justice-involved young adults in Memphis. This program will build on Seedco’s two existing USDOL grants serving individuals with a history of criminal justice involvement, in both Memphis and Baltimore, as well as Seedco’s programs serving out-of-school youth funded by the Memphis Workforce Investment Network.

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Seedco Holds Ribbon Cutting at New Memphis Office

On March 29, Seedco held a celebratory ribbon cutting at its Memphis office, organized in partnership with the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce. Seedco has operated programs in Memphis since 2004 and is proud to build on its strong foundation serving the Mid-South region.

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Helping Employed Families to Move From NYC Homeless Shelters to Self-Sufficiency

The New York Community Trust recently renewed Seedco’s innovative program, The Self-Sufficiency Project, for its second year of funding. Leveraging the generous support of the Trust, Seedco’s program will continue to help employed homeless families as they transition out of New York City shelters and move towards economic self-sufficiency.

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Seedco Shares Perspective on National Picture for Workforce Development

Seedco’s Executive Director Tara Colton moderated the keynote panel at the NYC Employment and Training Coalition’s annual Policy Forum on January 31st. The panel discussed trends, challenges and opportunities amidst the changing national picture for workforce development as part of the day-long forum, “Advancing Advocacy Through Partnerships in Uncertain Times.”

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Seedco Leadership Provides Input on Issues Facing Human Services Sector

Seedco Executive Director Tara Colton was named to two new advisory boards established by the Human Services Council (HSC): the HSC Priority and Strategy Council and the Value-Based Payment Commission.

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Seedco Continues to Help Thousands of Maryland Families to Access Health Coverage

Seedco’s Navigator program in the Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland has helped thousands of Marylanders enroll in affordable health insurance since the program launched in 2013. Read one consumer’s powerful testimonial about the support they received from Seedco.

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Memphis Works Videos Highlight Seedco’s Mid-South Career Pathways Collaborative

Our partners at the Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce recently released two videos featuring participants and staff from Seedco’s Training to Work program, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. Seedco’s Mid-South Career Pathways Collaborative helps men and women enrolled in state or local work release programs in the Memphis area gain the job skills necessary for in-demand occupations as they reintegrate back into society. Seedco also operates this program in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Seedco Leadership Transition

Barbara Gunn to Step Down as Head of Seedco; Tara Colton to Lead the 29-year-old Non-Profit that Provides Vulnerable Communities with Workforce Support

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Seedco Awarded a Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Connector Entity Program Grant for Navigator Services in Upper Eastern Shore Region of Maryland

In May 2016, Seedco was awarded a $1.017 million grant by the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to continue its valuable work providing consumer healthcare access to residents of the Upper Eastern Shore Region of Maryland. Since 2013, Seedco has led efforts to increase health care access in the region with key partners such as the Eastern Shore AHEC, Triangle Health Alliance, and West Cecil Health Center.

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Seedco Awarded Second “Training to Work” Grant from U.S. Department of Labor, Focused on West Baltimore

Seedco and its partner Bon Secours Community Works have been awarded $1.36 million over three years through a U.S. DOL Training to Work 3 – Adult Reentry grant to lead the creation of the West Baltimore, Maryland Career Pathways Collaborative (WBCPC). Over the next 39 months, this collaboration will develop and implement career pathways for […]

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Seedco awarded $950,000 through federal Connecting Kids to Coverage campaign to enroll Maryland children in health coverage

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded Seedco $950,000 to enroll eligible Maryland children in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as part of the Connecting Kids to Coverage campaign. Seedco will target populations with lower health coverage rates, with a special emphasis on Latino children, children living in rural areas from the […]

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Brookings Institution Study Highlights Seedco’s Earn Benefits Program

The Brookings Institution recently released a study of Washington Adventist Hospital (WAH), a hospital in Takoma Park, Maryland, that highlighted their partnership with Seedco to help patients enroll in benefits through our EarnBenefits Online software. The report noted that “the partnership with Seedco is an important new dimension to WAH’s ability to address the full […]

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Tara Colton, SVP of Programs is a NYN Rising Star Awardee!

Seedco congratulates Tara Colton, our Senior Vice President of Programs, on being named one of New York’s Rising Stars in the nonprofit sector. For the first time this year, New York Nonprofit (NYN) Media is recognizing 40 of New York’s Rising Stars in the nonprofit world under the age of 40, and Seedco is proud […]

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Brian Bannister receives 2015 NYCETC Opportunity Award

We are very pleased to announce that Brian Bannister, our Community Engagement Coordinator for Seedco’s Strong Fathers Stronger Families (SFSF) program, is one of the 2015 NYCETC Opportunity Award winners of the Bonnie Potter Workforce Frontline Staff Award. Through SFSF, Seedco and its community-based partners across New York City help low-income fathers to enter and […]

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Seedco Awarded $2 Million Annual Grant from U.S. HHS to Continue Serving Non-Custodial Fathers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Family Assistance has awarded Seedco $10 million over 5 years to continue its Strong Fathers, Stronger Families Program, which Seedco has operated since 2011. Working with our community-based partners STRIVE and BronxWorks, the program will help even more low-income fathers in New York City enter […]

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Seedco Awarded $1.36 Million Grant through U.S. Department of Labor’s “Training to Work” Program

Seedco has been awarded $1.36 million over three years for Shelby County, Tennessee to assist those reentering the workforce from prison through the U.S. Department of Labor’s “Training to Work” program. The “Training to Work” program helps men and women enrolled in state or local work release programs gain the job skills necessary for in-demand […]

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Affordable Care Act: Supreme Court’s King v. Burwell Ruling

A major provider of ACA Navigator services, Seedco has operated ACA Navigator Programs in Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland and New York since 2012 In response to the Supreme Court’s  ruling in King v. Burwell, Barbara Dwyer Gunn, President and CEO of Seedco made the following statement:. “Seedco has been very involved in helping thousands of Americans […]

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Seedco Receives Grants Totaling More Than $1 Million For Memphis Programs That Will Support Youth Employment And Entrepreneur Training

Seedco has received over $1 million in grants from the Workforce Investment Network – LWIA 13 and the Delta Regional Authority that will be used to launch two new workforce development programs in Memphis: Empower Youth, an employment training program for young people, and Seeding Entrepreneurship Across the Mid-South (SEAM), a small business incubator geared […]

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Seedco Awarded a $170,000 Grant from the New York Community Trust to Support Homeless Families

Seedco is honored to have received a grant of $170,000 from The New York Community Trust (NYCT) to initiate an exciting new program, the Self-Sufficiency Project.  Working with clients referred to Seedco by New York City’s Human Resources Administration (HRA), this innovative year-long pilot project will support a group of New York City homeless families […]

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Tara Colton Joins Seedco as Senior Vice President of Programs

Tara Colton, former Associate Vice President for Program Development and Planning at FEGS Health & Human Services, has joined as Senior Vice President of Programs. She will bring more than 15 years of experience in both the public and nonprofit sectors, and works closely with Seedco’s leadership team to develop the programmatic vision and strategy […]

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