Lowell Adult Education Center
The Lowell Adult Education Center, is part of the Lowell Public School System and has been offering adult basic education since 1977. The Lowell Adult Education Center is one of the largest programs of adult basic education in Massachusetts and New England. On a yearly basis, the center graduates more than 475 adults with high school credentials and another 650 adults earn English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) certificates. Each year, there are more than 2000 adults who attend classes at the Lowell Adult Education Center.
The center’s mission and philosophy are to provide a full array of adult basic education services and opportunities to out-of -school youth and adults in the greater Lowell area in need of GED, ABE, and English language instruction. ABE & GED classes at various levels are offered both in the mornings and evenings to help adults prepare for the GED tests. Foreign speaking adults are placed in introductory, beginning, or intermediate classes to improve their communication, reading, and writing skills. Adults from Lowell, Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, and Westford can attend the Lowell Adult Education Center.
Fred Abisi, Director
Lowell Adult Education Center
408 Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA 01854
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WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE AN abe LeadER?
Leadership can sometimes be a complicated art, sometimes it’s a simple act. MCAE is asking you to be a leader in ABE, and we’ve made it simple.
If your program receives state and/or federal adult basic education (ABE) funding, your services to the community depend, in large measure, on MCAE’s steadfast and effective advocacy. However, MCAE’s capacity to continue this work is perilously at risk.
Due to the changing funding priorities of some of MCAE’s major, long-term supporters, we must now diversify our funding sources and raise $30,000 by June 30 to continue our services uninterrupted.
As we look out to the broader community to diversify funding, it is critical we can show that your program – a beneficiary of our services – supports us.
We are pleased to announce 2 new MCAE organizational memberships with new benefits. We’re especially pleased that one of the new benefits includes priority service for MCAE member programs and their employees to receive discounted health insurance rates for Massachusetts plans through our partnership with the National Association of Socially Responsible Organizations.
To become a Leadership Circle or Organizational Member, simply click here for everything you need to join. As you may remember from registering for Network, if you receive funding from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, your grant has a budget line for memberships.
As always, MCAE also continues to welcome individual memberships to support our vital efforts.
MCAE is the unified voice for ABE in Massachusetts. Please send your membership support today so we can continue to speak forcefully on your behalf without interruption.
Being an ABE leader has never been easier.
For more information, contact MCAE at firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 617-482-6223.
Massachusetts ABE/ESOL Calendar
WORKING CONDITIONS BLOG
We Are Unionizing--Get Involved!!
The Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education and its partner, SEIU Local 509, are organizing ABE staff into a non-traditional, statewide union. We have filed and are in the process of passing new legislation giving us the right to bargain with the state over workload, conditions, and more. Come learn about what it can mean for you and your program, and how you can help!
NETWORK 2015 Conference
May 15, 2015
Workshop Code: M-2
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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What’s New at MCAE
MCAE Awards and Scholarship Nomination Deadline Extended to April 14!
Save the Date for NETWORK 2015: Friday, May 15
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View Photos From NETWORK 2014!
With over 50 workshops and over 500 attendees NETWORK 2014 was a great success!
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Handouts from select NETWORK 2014 Workshops now available!
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MCAE has endorsed the Raise Up MA Campaign to raise the minimum wage and pass an earned sick time benefit for workers
Our goal is to collect 4,000 signatures - click here to find out how you can help!
U.S Senate Candidates Respond to ABE Questionnaire
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MCAE: Office Location
On September 1, 2011, MCAE moved its office to World Education, 44 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210. MCAE’s phone number is the same, 617-482-6223.
Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education
The Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education (MCAE) champions the right of all adults to acquire 21st century literacy, English language and numeracy skills leading to economic prosperity, strong families and vibrant communities. MCAE provides leadership, professional development, communication and advocacy to advance quality adult basic education.