logoheader center
spacerAbout UsMembershipPublic PolicyConferenceWorking ConditionsAwardsNewsroomResourcesspacer

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






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.


neW @ MCAE


Due to the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVAD-19) situation in Massachusetts and Governor Baker's declared state of emergency on March 10, MCAE has cancelled NETWORK 2020.

We ask for your patience as we process refunds and work out details for opportunities to still share some of NETWORK 2020's great content with you.

Please watch your emails for additional information which will be coming soon.

In the meantime, without the revenue from NETWORK 2020, which fuels our advocacy and other activities, we need your support more now than ever.

If you can, please consider having your program become a Leadership Circle or Organizational Member, or please consider personally becoming an individual member.

Your support will make a great difference in our ability to continue to be the voice of adult education in Massachusetts. Thank you for being an ABE leader!

Please watch your emails for more information and save the date for NETWORK 2021 on March 26.



With Amazon's Smile program, whenever you shop, a small portion of your sale will be contributed by Amazon to MCAE. So, whether you are stocking up around the house, giving a gift, or just treating yourself, MCAE will benefit. Just click on the logo below to get started!



Email Email Print Print Bookmark and Share

Search    Home | Calendar | Contact | Donate

The relatively small amount of fat removed may not make a serious difference in the contour of patient, unless one limits this to the lateral hips and flanks along the edges of the tummy tuck Tummy tuck and liposuction surgery Abdominoplasty and liposuction are frequently done simultaneously to obtain an optimum result How much mommy makeover cost? After finding a few you trust, then compare prices between them Mommy makeover surgery recovery time If the procedure includes a tummy tuck it will be around 4 weeks