Educate & Elevate Expands Campaign Website for States

With about six weeks to go until our Capitol Hill visits, the Educate & Elevate campaign website has been expanded with state-specific pages to give state leaders an opportunity to showcase all of their great successes and innovations.

Click (here) to check out the new Locator Map and then select your state. You’ll see a section that houses state contacts, data, reports and innovations and successes. If you don’t see any innovations or success stories about adult learners and/or employers, then it’s time to use the links below to submit.

We’ll be pushing legislators to your state-specific pages to learn more about what you are doing, so make sure to submit now!


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Educate & Elevate Champion Highlights  

Did you know that cross promoting the Educate & Elevate campaign on your website can bring recognition to your organization? And, we've made it super easy for you to participate.

Take a look at the following Educate & Elevate Champions who have been very creative in their cross promotional efforts by placing the Educate & Elevate logo on their websites in various locations as a "proud partner"; using #educate&elevate and sending updates via social media; special announcements; and sending eblasts to its members with updates. 


How can you, as one adult educator, make a difference to achieve these goals? Our plug-and-play Campaign Toolkit gives you many ways to garner recognition for your local adult education brand while advancing our collective mission to secure funding.

Check out these helpful links to get started:

Have a question or need help? Post it in the Learning Forum and get technical assistance.


Get Students, Colleagues, Family & Friends Involved

Here are three quick strategies to build funding support for adult education with your students, family, and friends.

  1. Share this link with your friends, family, and colleagues to send a ready-made support email to state and federal elected officials. The template automatically finds the right contact based on the zip code submitted.
  2. Share this link with your adult learners/students to send a ready-made support email template to their state and federal elected officials. Students can add their stories, sharing how adult education made a difference in their lives. This template also automatically finds the right contact based on the zip code submitted.
  3. Complete and print copies of this editable postcard to bring to class, and have students sign and mail to your local, state and federal officials.

Capitol Hill Day
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

COABE is hosting Capitol Hill Day on September 26, 2017! We look forward to bringing together state association leaders from around the country to march on Capitol Hill and ensure we raise the voice of adult education!  

We will be inviting each association to bring an adult learner with them. Adult learners are welcome to apply for funding support via our Adult Learner Scholarship Application. We will be awarding $1,000 scholarships by September 1st. Please feel free to forward the scholarship application to students who wish to participate in our Capitol Hill Day with you. Learn more >


Stay up to date with what is happening with COABE by reading the August issue of the COABE membership update. In this issue:

Latest News

Stay informed on major issues facing the quality of services for adult basic education, literacy, and numeracy learners. 

2017 COABE Virtual Conference

COABE's 2017 Virtual Conference will take place on October 25 & 26, 2017. We plan to have 16 - 20 sessions offered by our strand partners, over the course of two days, as well as a virtual exhibit hall, just like last year.  

State associations and state directors can purchase registration for their entire state, for just $500. Individuals may register at $25 per day or $50 for both days.  Registration is now open!

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