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Membership Confirmation


Thank you!

On behalf of our board, dedicated staff, and over 55,000 adult educators nationwide, welcome! Your membership in the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) has been activated. You are now a member of the largest, most dynamic association of adult educators in the world!

Our association engages with more than 50 national partners and 47 state partners on a variety of projects and initiatives. You can learn about our partnerships and collaborative enterprises (here) and via our many communiques.

As a member, you will receive updates throughout the year on new and exciting projects, such as Minds that Move Us, an initiative that incentivizes creating innovative career pathway training models that address business and industry demands. You will also hear from experts and award winners over the course of the year on a myriad of topics as they impart their wisdom, best practices, and professional development tools to our members.

I have listed additional benefits below and invite you to be an ACTIVE member of our association. Join us on the COABE App (here) and social media (here) so that you can begin meeting and networking with other members.

We also invite you to join our advocacy network and submit your student and workplace success stories (here) for an opportunity to be featured in one of our eblasts that will go out to more than 65,000 contacts and on our website which receives more than 23,000 unique visitors monthly!

Want to get excited about our cause? Access our video produced by Success Files with Rob Lowe (here) on our award winning public awareness campaign site located at www.educateandelevate.org.

We have also launched a new FREE adult learner membership option to amplify the voice of the adult learner and highlight their successes. Learn more (here).

I look forward to collaborating with you in the coming year! Please be sure to read below for more details on many additional of benefits of your membership in COABE!

Kind Regards,

Sharon Bonney
Chief Executive Officer

Be sure to keep your membership ID handy so that you can enjoy these additional benefits listed below.

Educate and Elevate Award Winning Tools: Access our award winning campaign toolkit which enables you to educate the public, funders, and legislators about yours and our important work of changing lives through Adult Education.

Quick Access to Legislators: As a field, we united to let legislators know that adult education changes lives and stimulates the economy. Legislators listened and added $35 million to our WIOA Title II funding stream. We must continue to contact them. With just 3 quick clicks, you can join the movement! Click here.

National Awards: Do you know an outstanding educator, administrator, or adult learner? COABE awards over $40,000 annually with some winners receiving $10,000 per award! We also recognize excellence at the state level and in the workplace. Click here to learn more or make a nomination today!

Virtual Conference: Access 2 days of live, outstanding professional development virtually on October 27-28, 2019! If you are unable to join us those two days, you can access the recorded sessions for an entire year. Our last virtual conference celebrated more than 10,000 downloads and 30 state partners! If your state signs on as a partner for just $500, all the members in your state can access the conference for FREE! Otherwise, the cost is just $50 for 2 days. Learn more here.

2020 COABE National Conference: This year's conference will take place in Baltimore, Maryland, April 5-8, 2020. Enjoy our members-only, $75 off registration discount.

Conference Mini Grants: With generous funding provided by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, COABE will award fifty mini grants to defray registration costs to our national conference. Keep an eye out for electronic notifications from our home office to apply for a mini grant!

Webinars: Each month you will have the opportunity to join our professional development webinars where you will hear from expert national level presenters on trending topics.

Adult Educator Resources: Find lesson plans, apps, videos, lesson plans, and much more or upload your own to share with other adult educators!

Journal: Access the best research by leading researchers in our field! Download your free e publication quarterly or purchase a hard copy at a discounted members-only rate here.

Leadership: Would you like to lend your expertise on one of our national taskforces or committees? Click here to complete our talent bank form! You can also nominate or apply to serve on our board of directors when the nominations and elections process opens annually.

So Much More: Visit our website at www.coabe.org for more information! Contact membership@coabe.org with questions.

If you have any questions about your membership, please contact info@coabe.org or call 888-442-6223) between the hours of 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EST.

Payment by check or purchase order:
COABE, Attention: Membership, PO Box 1820, Cicero, NY 13039
Purchase orders may also be faxed to: 866-941-5129, Attention: COABE Membership