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August 20, 2018
Trudy McFall Honored as 2018 Helping Hand Award Recipient

Our Helping Hand Award is awarded to individuals who have gone above and beyond in helping the organization fulfill its mission. Each year we choose an individual from our many generous and helpful Seeds 4 Success friends to honor at our Annual Cocktails for a Cause event. This year’s Helping Hand Award goes to Trudy…


September 28, 2017
Former Principal Lynne Evans Honored at Cocktails for a Cause

As a partner and supporter of I Am A Reader, a Seeds 4 Success reading program for 1st and 2nd grade boys who were reading under grade level at Eastport Elementary School, former principal Lynne Evans has been a fundamental contributor to Seeds for Success. Helping Hands is an annual award given to a community…


February 22, 2017
From Najiba Hlemi, Executive Director

“Hello Seeds family! I am completely thrilled to be your new Executive Director and part of the Seeds 4 Success family. The great mission of this organization is only achievable because of it’s dedicated volunteers, donors, supporters and staff, and I plan to be an integral member of this loving community. As a product of…


November 25, 2016
Explore Our New Website

Seeds 4 Success just launched our new website. Many thanks to the O’Neill Foundation for their generous grant that provided the funds for this exciting project. The site is in both English and Spanish so our Hispanic families can also access information about our programs. Kudos to Sara Feldman, a super-skilled technical writer and daughter…


October 07, 2016
Co-Founder and Past-President Helena Hunter Receives Seeds 4 Success Helping Hand Award

Last night at our 6th Annual Cocktails for a Cause, we presented our Helping Hands Award to Helena Hunter. This award is given to people who have helped Seeds 4 Success along the way to becoming a sustainable, effective and growing grass-roots effort to help children and their families imagine and work toward a brighter…


September 30, 2016
S4S High School Program Welcomes three Eastport Girls Club graduates

The S4S Alumnae and College Access program helps our girls think through “what’s next?” after they graduate high school. Is it a career for which they will need to attend a certificate program? Is it a 4-year college degree? What about an Associate Degree? Along with our partners from the Junior League of Annapolis, S4S…


September 15, 2016
Fall Is a Great Time to Jump into Volunteering. Ever Think About Being an EGC Tutor or Mentor?

Here’s a quote from a former Eastport Girls Club participant that might inspire you: “My first year in Girls Club I was a bit of a bully … rude to everyone but I learned to be myself. My tutor became my mentor, and she was more like family to me. I am able to talk…


August 16, 2016
S4S Staff Helps HACA Summer Campers!

Eastport Girls Club staffers have been collaborating this summer with Ms. Tippy (Site Manager of Eastport Terrace/Harbour House’s youth services program) to provide Friday morning activities for young girls at HACA’ summer camp program. Sessions have focused on reading engagement and increasing emotional regulation and social skills. Each session had a reading component using a…


July 15, 2016
Fun in the Sun! And Learning, Too!

Summer is in full swing for Seeds 4 Success children. Our summer goal is to extend the school year for the children we serve by providing academic skill building and fun activities throughout their summer break. Much of the achievement gap we read so much about stems from summer brain drain and lack of enrichment…


July 01, 2016
A New Board President and a Growing Board

At our June board meeting, President Helena Hunter stepped down and Corey Galinsky was elected President of the board. Helena is a founding member of Eastport Girls Club and has served as President since our incorporation as Seeds 4 Success in 2011. We will miss her wisdom and grace in guiding the board in the…


June 15, 2016
Eastport Girls Club Completes its 8th Year and Girls’ Parents/Guardians Share Their Thoughts

“My daughter has been a member of EGC for the past five years. She has grown so much in this time and been introduced to a lot of cultural activities. Her attitude has improved as well as her grades. I don’t know what we would do without this program and all of the wonderful people…