We must build the capacity to sustain our programs through the next two decades. Investing in Futures: The Campaign for New Jersey SEEDS provides us the momentum to realize our vision. With success comes the visibility that is crucial to significantly expand our donor base among supporters of educational equity, economic mobility and development, career readiness and college access. Our efforts must grow in all civic-minded quarters—among individuals, companies and foundations—at local, regional and national levels. This is SEEDS’ moment to bring to bear its unique resources to provide leadership in addressing a growing national challenge and to pave the way for the next generation of SEEDS Scholars.
SEEDS alumni succeed at the most rigorous selective schools and colleges across the country. In order to ensure that they are prepared for life beyond the classroom, SEEDS will develop a career readiness program that enables our alumni to become the next generation of leaders in the workplace. Establishing a comprehensive network of partnerships will ensure that our graduates have meaningful internships or professional work experience before graduating from college. This career preparation includes building job and leadership skills and providing career counseling to SEEDS alumni.