SEEDS CENTER - What is it?
Well, we offer a website ( www.SeedsCenter.org ) for folks to sign up for classes and learn about our programs like those that we provide the community for free, but Seeds Center is, in essence, a multi-experience and multi-inter-generational learning hub for all to join. Our free "stepping stone" programs, which began in 2017, experiment and explore inclusive, connected, positive, and possible learning processes and viable options for the open public.
Seeds Center is currently rooted in the physical location of Unity Community Center of Unity Lutheran Church, an open and affirming institution, located in one of the most socioeconomically diverse areas in Chicago close to the micro-areas of the Asian community on Argyle in Uptown, the bustling Andersonville, and the Bryn Mawr Historic District.
While conventional learning in the US has been more segregated in terms of age and opportunity, less experience-based/hands-on, and less integrated across disciplines (particularly in the creative and “practical” realms), Seeds Center hopes to challenge such notions by creating change from the bottom up.
The theory is based on Seeds Center founder, Charlotte Lin’s philosophy that learning is truly the key to thriving and if we instill the best ways to learn and plant them into the community, we can start to create unimaginable positive changes for our future.
OUR MISSION: Seeds Center uses learning creative and practical arts to bring people together, pilot new community enriching programs, and fill gaps in traditionally structured learning.