Join Us for a SEED New Leaders' Week-long Workshop

2013 Applications Available Now: Deadline is May 15th

Grants Available for Qualifying Schools to offset the cost of SEED in 2013-2014!
Teacher-led faculty development seminars that help create equitable multicultural and gender-balanced curricula by using inclusive pedagogies

2013 New Leaders' Workshops

July 11-18 and July 25 - August 1
San Domenico School
San Anselmo, CA
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SEED Leaders 2011
SEED Project Leaders 2011 

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What is SEED?

The SEED Project is in its twenty-seventh year of establishing teacher-led faculty development seminars that help create equitable multicultural and gender-balanced curricula by using inclusive pedagogies.

SEED leaders from various disciplines, grade levels, and diverse ethnic, cultural, and class backgrounds staff the week-long summer workshop, along with National SEED Project Co-Directors Emmy Howe, a former elementary school teacher and a founder of the Welcoming Schools Initiative; Emily Style, an English teacher who has taught in urban and suburban New Jersey public and private schools and has done adjunct teaching for Cornell and NYU; and Dr. Brenda Flyswithhawks, Instructor in Psychology at Santa Rosa Junior College in California. Also joining them is Dr. Peggy McIntosh, founder, past co-director, and now senior associate for the W. K. Kellogg Foundation SEED Expansion, 2011-14. Howe and McIntosh are based at the Wellesley Centers for Women.

What do SEED leaders do?

Teachers prepared as SEED leaders return to their schools and hold year-long, monthly seminars with 10-20 colleagues to work together to make school climate and curricula more gender-fair and multiculturally equitable. The SEED Project provides ongoing technical assistance and resources.

The primary participants of SEED seminars are public and private K-12 educators. In some cases, parents, college instructors, and administrators have also led SEED seminars.

Educators connected to the SEED network testify that as a result of their SEED seminar experience, they listen to all voices, including their own, with widened attention. SEED participants are able to embrace with more confidence and competence the challenges and joys of the many kinds of diversity found in their own lives and in the lives of others, especially their students and colleagues.

SEED seminars have now been led by SEED leaders in over 30 U.S. states and 11 international locations.

Once begun, many SEED seminars continue meeting for years, because of the profound change that the SEED experience has on educators, the curricula, and their students.

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Admissions are on a rolling basis until May 15, 2013.


For 2013-2014:

  • $3900 per leader participation fee, payable by the school or district to the National SEED Project;
  • plus $1000 from a school administrator or Board of Education to be spent by the SEED leader(s) on materials for local seminars.
  • Partial Grants to cover a portion of the SEED costs are available to qualified schools. For the 2013-2014 school year, SEED is awarding up to 10 partial Grants of up to $3,900 per SEED leader to offset the cost of SEED in a school. For public schools, to be eligible, the school or district must serve a student population with 50% on free or reduced lunch, or 50% of the population must be students of color.  Other institutions, call for information.  Contact Emmy Howe at or 781.283.2512. Apply now for a Partial Grant.
  • Public schools which serve the most vulnerable children and families are eligible for full grants to cover ALL SEED-connected fees and expenditures, thanks to funding for SEED from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. Six public schools in either rural or urban areas will be funded this year.  These schools must serve a student population with 50% on free or reduced lunch and 50% of the population must be students of color. For more information, contact Peggy McIntosh, or 781-283-2520. Apply now for a Full Grant.

Application forms

  • For teachers: Application and Administrative Support Form (PDF) (Word)
  • For parents or community leaders: Application and Administrative Support Form (PDF) (Word)
  • For college or university educators: Application (PDF) (Word)

PDF downloads require Acrobat Reader.

Please also download the SEED Project Summary for applicants and administrators. This packet contains SEED Basics and Key Ideas.