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Educate and Advocate

Stay up to date with what is happening with COABE by reading the June 2018 issue of Educate and Advocate update.

This publication is made possible through a joint partnership of COABE and NASDAE. 

Minds that Move Us – Adult Career Pathway Design Challenge

The Institute for Educational Leadership, in partnership with the Coalition for Adult Basic Education and the National Association of State Directors of Adult Education, is excited to announce its first Minds That Move Us Challenge--the Adult Career Pathway Design Challenge! This is an excellent opportunity for various stakeholders to work together and think of out-of-the-box ideas as solutions to pressing education and employment challenges. Open to communities across the United States, 10 selected teams will have the opportunity to participate in a design camp, pitch their idea to funders at the career pathways festival, and receive coaching/technical assistance to develop through their idea. Oh, and did we forget to mention that three teams will receive $100K EACH?! To learn more or to apply visit #MindsThatMoveUs  #CareerPathways  #100Kforinnovation.

COABE Membership Update: June 2018

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

COABE VIP Vendor: June 2018

Success Files Features Educate & Elevate
With Host & Actor Rob Lowe

Educate & Elevate has been highlighted in "Success Files," an award-winning program that highlights new stories and innovative concepts through groundbreaking documentary presentations. The program aired on PBS and was hosted by actor Rob Lowe.

The Educate & Elevate campaign story featured a short, six-minute documentary about the power and relevancy of adult education and reached over 148 million viewers.

Become an Adult Learner Member


Adult learners have an amazing story to tell! We want legislators, funders, and the general public to hear about your successes and your journey.

When you join COABE, you amplify our voice from 55,000 practitioners to include the 1.5 million adult learners in the adult education system.

Sign up today to reap the benefits of membership.


Educate & Elevate eNews

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.

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COABE Membership Insurance Program


More than half of all Americans* are uninsured or say they don’t have enough life insurance ... because they overestimate the cost, they think life insurance is hard to get, or they just haven't taken the time.

Are you one of them?

If the answer is yes, the solution to your "protection gap" may be the Group Term Life Insurance Plan sponsored by Coalition on Adult Basic Education. 

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The Educators Dental Insurance Plan from MetLife®

As a member of COABE, you can protect your smile with the Educators Dental Plan from MetLife, a leading provider of dental insurance.

Keep up your oral health and get help paying for restorative care with an affordable plan from MetLife starting at just $27.45 per month*.

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