Advocacy Materials

Take Action for Adult Education

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Engage your legislators, assembly members, and senators. There has not been a time in over 10 years when both legislative support and state funding have lined up so positively for adult education. Thanks to the recent work of our advocate, Dawn Koepke, and o can quickly fade as other organizations also lobby for funding. Now is the time to engage locally. Visit your legislators. Call or email their offices. Speak with the staff. Let them know how important adult education is to your community and the students you serve. Listen to the CCAE key talking points
 
Engage your consortia. Much of the positive feedback we receive is around the work that is being done collaboratively with partner organizations in our regional consortia. We have come a long way to build relationships, create pathways to college and career, leverage funds and resources, and bring back services to adult learners. This collaborative work is providing adult school students opportunities for advancement that were not present or clearly available before. In addition, significant investments into student support services have also been made across programs. We must continue these collaborative efforts, and other promising practices, and truly create the seamless pathways and accelerated learning programs that our students need and that our state needs. In this way we will continue to demonstrate the superior value of adult education.
 
Engage your CCAE State Board. In order to best plan for the coming year, the CCAE State Board has embarked on a strategic planning process that will gather input from all aspects of the organization. A vital component of that input is your voice. Please take a few minutes to give us feedback
 
Engage your students. Of course, you already engage your students every day they are in class. But what we are talking about is engaging them a little deeper. What are their plans for the next year? What are their challenges? What jobs are they considering? What other schools are they considering attending? As we move into the world of increased accountability it is becoming more important to build strong relationships with our students so that we can better support them, possibly providing or connecting them to additional resources, but also better measure and report their successes. In many ways, those who engage with students frequently might be the most important component of the accountability system being developed.
 
Again, now is the time to engage. Next month might just be too late. Next week might be too late. Don't wait for someone else to stand up for you, your school, and your students. Now is the time to stand up and make your voice heard.


Advocacy Materials for 2018-2019

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


There is an urgent need for Adult Ed

We serve immigrants, the homeless, people in poverty and other marginalized communities. We give them job skills, education—and hope.

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  • About 6 million California adults lack a high school diploma
  • Over one-quarter of America’s non-English speakers live in California
  • Some 30,000 California inmates have been released in recent years — and over
  • 80% of inmates lack a high school diploma
  • A person with a high school diploma earns an average $9,620 more per year than
  • a non-graduate, and saves taxpayers $292,000 over the course of their lifetime

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Adult Ed is Improving Lives for Millions of Californians

We're training workers, creating opportunity and changing lives. Join us in celebrating Adult Education Week.


Adult Ed is Building California's workforce

We're training workers, creating opportunity and changing lives. Join us in celebrating Adult Education Week.

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Adult Ed is Opening Doors for California Immigrants

We're training workers, creating opportunity and changing lives. Join us in celebrating Adult Education Week.


Adult Ed is Helping Immigrants join our California Community

We're training workers, creating opportunity and changing lives. Join us in celebrating Adult Education Week.

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ADULT ED IS Building Brighter Futures

We're training workers, creating opportunity and changing lives. Join us in celebrating Adult Education Week.