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What is The Seed Project?

In 1987, Peggy McIntosh, author of the paper, “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” founded the National SEED Project to “confirm her belief that teachers could be leaders of their own professional development.” The National SEED Project is based at Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College. Its codirectors are Emmy Howe, Gail Cruise-Roberson, and Jondou Chase Chen and associate directors are Motoko Maegawa and Ruth Condori Aragón.

The SEED Project partners with schools, organizations, and communities to develop leaders who guide their peers in conversational communities to drive personal, organizational, and societal change toward social justice.

The organization is included in a list of directory of “Racial Equity Capacity Builders.”

What services does The Seed Project offer?  

In-person SEED Training is estimated at $3,800 with “scholarships for qualifying organizations.” The rate for consultants is estimated at $200 to $500 per hour.

  • “Organizational Assessment Leadership Development”
  • “Leadership Coaching”
  • “Staff Development re: RE/DEI, Work Focused Specifically for White Members of an Organization”
  • “Work Focused Specifically for People of Color in an Organization”
  • “Cultural Humility, Cultural Competence”
  • “Training of Trainers”

What K-12 work has The Seed Project done? 


The Hewitt School (private)

In November 2020, The Hewitt School approved “Anti-Racism Task Force Recommendations” with “mandatory, consistent employee professional development (PD) dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) to ensure common language and understanding in our professional community.” It also planned “mandatory, consistent and ongoing programming for all students around diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) to ensure common language and understanding…”


Arlington Public Schools

What are the details of their K-12 contracts?