COABE National Awards & Grants
We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2019 National Awards!
2019 Outstanding Adult Learner of the Year
The Outstanding Adult Learner of the Year Award is provided to a student who has demonstrated leadership within the formal or non-traditional learning environments. This award is given to a student who has overcome difficult circumstances to pursue adult learning, who has supported other adult learners, and who has managed significant adult responsibilities such as those related to employment, family or community.
Oklahoma City Community College
High School Equivalency Program
2019 Outstanding Adult Education
Teacher of the Year
The Outstanding Adult Education Teacher of the Year, Edgar M. Easley Award, is provided to a practitioner with five or more years of adult education teaching experience that participates in school and community activities. This award is given to an individual who understands the characteristics of the adult learner and who is committed to the adult/continuing education profession.
East Providence Library Literacy Department
2019 Outstanding Administrator of the Year
The Outstanding Administrator of the Year Award is awarded to an adult education administrator with five or more years of experience who has made an outstanding contribution toward fostering the concept of education as a continuing life-process. The awardee must demonstrate a contribution to adult education at the community, state, and/or national levels.
Charleston County School District
2019 Outstanding Workplace of the Year
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) calls for Title 1 and Title 2 partners to work together. Does your local program work well with a Title 1 provider? Do you have a great partnership with a business in the workforce sector? If so, please consider nominating your workforce partners for the Outstanding Workplace of the Year Award!
at Catholic Social Services
of Rapid City, South Dakota
2019 Local Advocate of the Year
COABE places a high emphasis on members advocating for adult education at the local, state, and federal level. Did you take action when we sent our legislative alerts encouraging the field to contact their legislators? Did you invite your representative to visit your program? If so, you might be the perfect candidate for the Local Advocate of the Year Award!
Heroes Foundation of America
2019 State Innovation of the Year
Does your state have an exciting new initiative or best practice that can be scaled and replicated in other states? If so, please consider nominating your state for State Innovation of the Year Award. Entries typically highlight state agencies, state associations, or state led consortium, however entries are not limited to these categories.
Delgado Community College
2019 COABE Scholarship Award
The COABE Scholarship Award is presented to recipients to fund, or partially fund, college level courses of study that will advance the professional standing of COABE practitioners. Examples of scholarships include employees or volunteers in the field of adult basic education earning a degree or a state certificate/credential; obtaining an ESL certificate; teacher/counselor obtaining counselor/administrative credential; earning an advanced degree in adult education.
Middletown Adult Education
2019 Incentive Grant Award
The COABE Incentive Grant Award is presented to recipients to support activities or projects in the field of adult basic education through the secondary level.
Adult Education Florence School Districts 1 & 4
2019 National Institute for Literacy Award
Sponsored by Dollar General Literacy Foundation