The Final Countdown


Write a Letter

Make a Call

Here are some other ways you can help! 

  • Call your local legislators to support our Adult Ed “ask” for $110 million in funding in 2019-2020!

  • Ask your K-12 Superintendent and School Board to contact your local legislators as well!

  • Ask your family and friends to join in “The Final Countdown” Red Letter Week Call-to-Action!


Thank you!


Conference Evaluation

Thank you for attending the 2019 CCAE State Conference! We hope that you enjoyed the conference and that you found the professional development helpful to your work in adult education. Please complete the following conference evaluation. At the close of the survey, you will be able to download a copy of the Conference Certificate of Completion.

Call to Action!

We need the help of all our CCAE members…administrators, instructional and classified staff as well as students, to let our state legislators know how important it is that our “ask” of $110 million is critical to California Adult Ed. What we need now is a coordinate effort to garner the support of legislators who sit on key committees…

May 2019 Communicator

Stay up to date with what is happening with CCAE by reading the May 2019 issue of The Communicator. Learn about the Mission of CCAE, read about, Susan Perez, our Classified Employee Spotlight, take the CCAE Membership Survey, take advantage of professional development opportunities sponsored by our partners CALPRO, CASAS, and OTAN.

CCAE is generously sponsored by our Corporate Gold Sponsor

CCAE Membership Survey–We Greatly Value Your Feedback!

As you know, CCAE is a membership organization; therefore, ensuring that members perceive value and benefits from their membership is of paramount importance to us as an organization. To that end, last year, CCAE adopted a new five year strategic plan. Membership is one of the key goal areas of that strategic plan. The plan calls for us to do an annual membership survey. We strongly encourage you to participate in the survey … and to help us make CCAE even stronger.

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Request for Proposal

The California Council for Adult Education is seeking proposals to provide support for its communications, membership, and conference services.

These functions are currently being provided by the CCAE State Office Manager. However, the current manager has resigned effective June 30. The current office manager will provide training for successful bidders and will be available for consultation during a six-month transition period. Proposals due by Friday, May 31, 2019. Read full proposal >

classified Spotlight—Susan Perez


Susan Perez began her career as a Clerical Assistant with Montebello Community Adult School (MCAS) in 1990. Susan thoroughly enjoyed office work and the students and staff she worked with. In 1996, Susan obtained her Vocational Education Credential. Computers were new to school sites, and Susan seized this new challenge and quickly learned anything and everything she could about them. She was instrumental in training staff on the benefits of computers and how to use them effectively. When the typing teacher retired, Susan was asked to take over the class, and a teacher was born! Susan taught the typing class for the next ten years. Read more >

Student Spotlight—scott beachley


I wanted to take the time to share a success story of a very special Adult Education student.  His name is Scott (Zahir) Beachley and he is my son.  As the College and Career Specialist at Huntington Beach Adult School, I know first hand the struggles some of our students face in achieving their goals.  They experience many internal and external barriers and for that reason when a student reaches their desired goal the celebration is even sweeter.  My son had his share of barriers; considered Twice Exceptional, he is extremely intelligent but has battled with issues related to his ADHD/Aspergers diagnosis. Read more >

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IMPORTANT: CAEP Directory (Data Needed)

As you know, CCAE has been compiling a directory of Adult Ed providers which includes primary contacts, program areas they deliver instruction in, and total number of students served. The goal is to strengthen local sharing of best practices by creating a directory of programs that is easy to use.

You may remember that we had this before flexibility, and it was quite popular and useful. If you have not done so yet, please take a few minutes to click HERE to complete the short form for your Adult Ed school to ensure it is included in the directory.

If you need assistance, please contact to schedule an appointment with our dedicated staff who can help you or one of your lead staff complete the form in under 5 minutes.

We appreciate your help with this important work!


Steve Curiel, CCAE President


Professional Development

CCAE members can take advantage of a wide range of professional development opportunities sponsored by our partners CALPRO, CASAS, and OTAN. Learn more >

Platinum Institutional Members


The 55,000+ adult education leaders stand united in a national campaign to move learning opportunities forward for all Americans to achieve economic mobility. If you are an adult educator stand with us in this educational campaign to help funders understand the value we bring to students, workers and businesses in contributing to social mobility and economic growth. If we educate, then we elevate.  Learn more >

Social Media

Stay connected with our mission to promote adult education, provide professional development, and effect change to best serve the needs and interests of adult education in California. Below is a link to our social media platforms to join and stay connected with us for exclusive opportunities for news, updates, and helpful information. Join us >

CCAE Membership

CCAE continues to take the lead in advocacy, professional development, and communication. Stay engaged and help make a difference! Join or renew your membership today!

travel benefits from ccae

Exclusive hotel savings for CCAE members. Save up to 55% over online travel agencies and enjoy the convenience of 24/7 concierge. A great option for personal vacations, quick weekend getaways, or business related travel! CCAE members receive discounted hotel rates through HotelStorm. This benefit can be used via the CCAE website. Remember to use the CCAE access passcode: CCAEperk