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Contact Your Legislators


We are in the final 24-48 hour countdown to make a difference in whether the Legislature includes additional funding for adult education under the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG).  We can still make a difference, but we need your help immediately! 

Please call your respective Senator and Assemblymember's Sacramento and District offices TODAY urging them to let the Budget Committees know that their community and constituents strongly support more funding to support adult education and the beneficial, life-changing impact it has on our students and their families.  To identify the best numbers to call, please use to identify your legislators and use the links provided to obtain their contact information to make your calls to their offices. Your talking points should be concise and straightforward.   

We recommend: "As your constituent, I urge you to convey strong support to the Budget Committee to include increased funding for adult education under the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) in this year's budget."Pass the word and make your calls ASAP!  Strength in numbers!




2018 CCAE Conference

Membership Update
May 2018

Conference Update for Presenters


Thanks for presenting at the 2018 CCAE conference and contributing to the excellent professional development!

Attendees are asking to review session handouts and presentations.

We encourage you to send yours to App Help Desk or email to

CCAE Membership Update: May 2018

Stay up to date with what is happening with CCAE by reading the May issue of the CCAE Communicator eNewsletter.


President's Message

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As the president for CCAE I consider it a highlight and honor to have been a part of the 2018 CCAE Leg Day. Without a doubt the adult education voice was the loudest it has ever been in my 17 years of working in adult education. With hundreds of students and staff present at the rally, students across California who desperately need adult education services were well represented in Sacramento.

But this effort cannot end now; we must continue to engage our legislators, both in Sacramento and in their home districts. Make an appointment to either visit your legislator's home office or invite them to visit you at your school. Over the next two months it is critical that our legislators do not forget how important adult education is to a strong educational system that opens doors of opportunity to some of our neediest Californians.


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To help you advocate for Adult Education as an investment in America’s future, California Council for Adult Education (CCAE) and California Adult Education Administrators Association (CAEAA) have assembled these advocacy materials. These materials should help you showcase your success stories, garner press coverage, and motivate stakeholders to support adult education by contacting their legislators.

Adult Education is Working in California


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CCAE is compiling a directory of Adult Ed providers which will include 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.

As you might remember, we had this before flexibility, and it was quite popular and useful. Complete the Adult Education Data 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

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 >

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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. 

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!

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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