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network 2019 - HIGHLIGHTS

MCAE’s NETWORK 2019 Conference brought together over 550 teachers, tutors, counselors, administrators, and advocates on May 10 to strengthen the practice of adult education in Massachusetts and to celebrate the passion, intelligence, and perseverance of a community so vital to the Commonwealth’s future.

Members of Massachusetts' adult education community gather for NETWORK 2019 -- sold out again!

Attendees participated in more than 50 workshops, exchanged new ideas, explored new technologies, and gained valuable first-hand experience putting new methods into action. 

MCAE President, Roberta Soolman, with Jeneschya Sanchez, recipient of the 2019 Ruth E. Derfler Scholarship Award

MCAE's Awards Luncheon honored four members of the adult education community for their dedication, leadership, and commitment to improving the lives of the educators and learners around them: Outstanding Student was Shugri Elmi, a Somali native and now US citizen who attends the Boston Public Schools Adult Learning Center; Outstanding Educator was Kathleen Klose, an ESOL Literacy and Citizenship Teacher at The Immigrant Learning Center in Malden; a Lifetime Achievement Award went to Andy Nash, the Director of the New England Literacy Resource Center, in appreciation for her thirty years of service to the field and her tireless advocacy on its behalf; the Ruth E. Derfler Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Jeneschya Sanchez, a Haverhill resident who is currently studying psychology and human services at Northern Essex Community College and who completed her adult education courses at Community Action, Inc.

NETWORK 2019 was made possible in part by generous sponsorships from Dunkin’ and GED Testing Service.

For a copy of the NETWORK 2019 program, please click here. Rolex replica

To view photos from the event, please click here

To access select workshop presentations from the conference, please click here

 

WATCH FOR NETWORK 2020 REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

NETWORK 2020 is on Friday, April 3, at the Best Western Royal Plaza in Marlborough, MA.

 

 

 

What does it take to be an ABE leader?

Leadership can sometimes be a complicated art. Sometimes it’s a simple act.

MCAE is asking you to be an ABE leader by becoming an MCAE Leadership Circle or Organizational Member.

For more than two decades, MCAE has worked to secure additional state funding for ABE programs and promote public policies that will lead to high-quality educational services, improved working conditions for program staff, and enhanced quality of life for adult learners and their families.

As a result of our work, the FY2020 state appropriation for the ABE line item was $41.05 million -- a 23% increase over FY2019.

Our work makes a real difference and can only continue with your support.

Please join us and your colleagues listed below by becoming an MCAE Leadership Circle or Organizational Member. Leadership is sometimes a simple act.

Click here for more information. 

MCAE Leadership Circle

Abisi Adult Education Center

Boston Education, Skills, & Training Corporation

Cambridge Community Learning Center

Framingham Adult ESL Plus

Holyoke Community College

Lawrence Public Schools - Adult Learning Center

Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts

Ludlow Area Adult Learning Center

Methuen Adult Learning Center

Mujeres Unidas Avanzando

Notre Dame Education Center

UMass Dartmouth Workers' Education Program

Valley Opportunity Council

World Education

 

MCAE Organizational Members

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center

Brockton Public Schools Adult Learning Center

Clinton Adult Learning Center

First Literacy

Webster ABE Linkages

 

 

Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education

The Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education (MCAE) champions the right of all adults to acquire 21st century literacy, English language and numeracy skills leading to economic prosperity, strong families and vibrant communities. MCAE provides leadership, professional development, communication and advocacy to advance quality adult basic education.

 

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NETWORK 2020 -- APRIL 3!

Award Applications Due March 4!

We witness leadership, achievement and inspiration all the time at adult basic education programs. They are important things for us to celebrate.

If there's someone who's been an inspiration to you and others, please consider nominating them for the Outstanding Educator or Outstanding Student Award to be given at NETWORK's Awards Luncheon.

MCAE will also be granting the Ruth E. Derfler Memorial Scholarship to a deserving student who is going on to higher education or job training.

Award and scholarship applications are due March 4.

Recipients must be able to attend NETWORK on April 3 to receive their award in person.

Click here for application forms.

Exhibit at NETWORK:

Don't miss the chance to reach adult education practitioners at New England's largest adult education conference!

Application deadline is March 16.

Click here for an application form.

 

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