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"Moving Adult Education Forward"


DATE: Monday, February 5, 2018
TIME: 12:00 noon (PST)

Presented by: Dawn Koepke, Legislative and Budget Advocate

CAEAA and CCAE are well positioned to move adult education forward into FY 18-19 and in doing so strengthen access to all. As in years past, we are putting forth credible, reasonable and workable priorities for consideration as part of the budget and legislative processes. Webinar space is limited to 500 and is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.


Adult Education Rally

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DATE: Monday, April 9, 2018
TIME: 1:00 PM (PST)

Join us Monday, April 9, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. for an Adult Education Rally on the West side of the Capitol Building in Sacramento, California to show your support. Students are encouraged and welcome to attend. Strength in numbers! #cali #adulted #ccae

Moving Adult Education Forward into FY 18-19


With the arrival of 2018, we find Sacramento filled with anticipation....the return of the Legislature from interim recess, the introduction of new bills, the last chance for 2-Year bills introduced and still in their house-of-origin from 2017 to remain active, and the widely anticipated release of the Governor's FY 18-19 Budget Plan. What also makes 2018 a year of anticipation is the fact that it is also a significant election year in California with statewide as well as legislative offices up for vote. Election years typically evoke a mixture of excitement and uncertainty and this year is no exception - will politics win over policy? Will candidates supporting causes near and dear to our hearts win their races? 

CCAE Membership Update: January 2018

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


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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

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Raymond Lopez: Winner of the GoFundMe Scholarship

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Many members of CCAE and supporters of adult education came together to support adult education, with the intent of helping adults reach their goals and achieve their potential. As we know, adult education provides a pathway out of poverty into the middle class; it gives students a hand up, not a hand out.

Please join us in congratulating Raymond Lopez, the winner of the CCAE GoFundMe scholarship fund!

Student Success Story: RODNEY LACANIENTA

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As the Poway Adult School's Learning Center door opens and students begin to enter, there is a person who always stands out. His smile is always the first thing one notices. This happens every day the center is open, rain or shine. It's hard to believe that there was once a time when the dedication to learning and perseverance to succeed was not his number one priority.  

As he was growing up, Rodney Lacanienta made some poor choices, which included using drugs and joining a gang when he was 13 years old. By the time he was a junior in high school, he had been removed from school for several offenses, including drug use and fighting. He found himself in and out of institutions for the next several years. Read more >

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