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President's Message

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I can't believe my first year as State President is almost over. So much has happened and is happening that it sometimes almost seems overwhelming, but I can honestly say CCAE and adult education are in a great situation. Were it not for the support of an excellent State Board and support personnel, I'm not sure I could be saying that. But we cannot rest yet (there will be time for that later). Now is the time for engagement, and I am calling on each of you for your support.

CCAE Membership Update: March 2018

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

Legislative Day
April 9 and 10, 2018 in Sacramento, CAlifornia

Make your plans to join us, in Sacramento, for CAEAA-CCAE's Leg Day Events on Monday, April 9, 2018, and Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Members and students will be converging on the Capitol to speak with their local legislators. 

CAEAA-CCAE Legislative Day is sponsored by Burlington English and GED Testing Service.

Join us for a webinar that will provide you with all the tools that you need to prepare for CCAE's Legislative Day! Webinar: March 22nd at 12PST

CAEAA-CCAE Legislative Day is sponsored by Burlington English and GED Testing Service.

We Need Your Help


On February 9, President Trump signed a Continuing Resolution that includes significant increases in Non-defense Discretionary spending and offers the opportunity to increase funding for Adult Education and other programs. Now, each Appropriations Committee must decide how to allocate its new funds. We believe that this is a unique opportunity to increase funding for Adult Education by $100 million (a roughly 17 percent increase) from about $582 million to about $682 million.

Write or to call your member of Congress in support of $100 million more for Adult Education.
Three quick clicks is all it takes to raise your hand for Adult Education!


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.

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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

2018 CCAE State Conference

Collaborate with your colleagues from around the state, in Fresno, California on May 3-5, 2018, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Fresno Convention Center.


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. 

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