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COABE Membership Update: December 2018

Stay up to date with what is happening with COABE by reading the December 2018 issue of the COABE membership update.

We want to acknowledge that more than 84,000 connections have been made with legislators since launching Educate and Elevate, and nearly 7,000 of those connections were made by adult learners. Working together, we were also able to help the field secure an additional $2.1 billion in CTE funding!

2019 COABE Board Nominations

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As our organization continues to lead the field of adult education, the need for a dynamic and effective Board of Directors increases. Elected members of the Board of Directors serve for three years and meet two times per year. There are 5 upcoming open board positions. The positions for which we are seeking nominations include President-ElectVice President for MembershipRegion 2 RepresentativeRegion 4 Representative, and Region 6 Representative. If you know of someone that you think would be an outstanding candidate, you can nominate them today! Deadline for submitting nominations is January 15, 2019.

Call for Articles


COABE is planning a special Prison Literacy Edition of the COABE Journal, slated to be published in March 2019.

Do you have experience working with incarcerated adults? Have you been involved in prison education programs? We are looking for articles that focus on this relevant topic of prison literacy and prison education. Please consider making a contribution to this important issue of the COABE Journal. To review the details for article submission click here. Deadline: January 15, 2019.

Educate and Advocate


Some 55,000+ Adult Education leaders stand united in a national campaign to move learning opportunities forward for all Americans to achieve economic and social mobility. If you are an adult educator, stand with us in this national campaign to help policy makers understand the value we bring to students, workers, and businesses in contributing to social mobility and economic growth.

If we educate, then we elevate.

Educate & Elevate Success Stories

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Adult Learner Success Story

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Advocacy efforts are underwritten due to a partnership with Aztec Software

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