The Center for Life Beyond Reed, Division of Student Services


SEEDS (Students for Education, Empowerment, and Direct Service) seeks to connect Reed students to the greater community in an effort to complement the academic program, to inform students’ personal and career development, and to create and sustain a positive impact within the communities served.

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  • allows Reed to provide support to the Portland community,
  • educates students about the "real world,"
  • serves as a strong community-building influence on campus, and,
  • presents students with positive, educational, and healthy opportunities for recreation.

Welcome (and welcome back) Reedies! Ready to get involved? Check out our 2013-14 SEEDS Programs! Opportunities range from teaching ESL to adult day labors through Voz Workers' Rights Education Project to providing outreach to folks experiencing hunger or homelessness though Community Engagement programs. Our numerous youth tutoring and teaching programs include LASERSMART, Eye to Eye, and Friends of the Children.

Remember special projects and internships, like the Davis Projects for Peace

Check the calendar to keep up-to-date on one-day service projects like blood drives and trail maintenance, as well as special events like the Martin Luther King Day of Service.

Have Federal Work-Study? You can get paid through our Off-Campus Federal Work Study Program

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