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MCAE offers on-site and regional advocacy training for adult basic education programs to help them develop and implement effective advocacy strategies. The next round of regional advocacy workshops will be held in the fall 2009.

In collaboration with the Massachusetts Alliance for Adult Literacy (MassAAL), MCAE also conducts advocacy and leadership trainings for adult basic education students. These include a visit to legislative offices at the State House. The trainings are usually held in January and February prior to Adult Literacy Awareness Day.

For more information on the training schedule or to arrange an on-site advocacy training for your group, please contact Public Policy Field Organizer Jennifer McAllister at jmcallister@mcae.net or 617-482-MCAE.

Massachusetts Alliance for Adult Literacy (MassAAL)/Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education (MCAE) Joint Student Leadership Trainings

MassAAL/MCAE Student Leadership Trainings will focus on advocacy and media skill development for adult learners and will also highlight information on student leadership. A continental breakfast and light lunch will be served.  The training will conclude with a trip to the State House to visit legislative offices.  Adult learners and accompanying practitioners are encouraged to notify local legislators of your visit on that day.  

MassAAL/MCAE Student Leadership Trainings will be held on:

  • Thursday January 27, 2011 
  • Thursday February 3, 2011
  • Thursday February 10, 2011
  • Thursday February 17, 2011
  • Thursday March 3, 2011 

All trainings are from 9:15am to 1pm and will be held in the MCAE office located at 101 Tremont Street, Suite 812, Boston, MA.  A snow date has been reserved for Thursday March 10, 2011. To register for a training please send the registration form below to:Teha Woodrow, MassAAL Associate, at 117 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Roxbury, MA 02119, Fax # (617) 445-5989 or email MassAAL2011@hotmail.com.

MassAAL/MCAE Student Leadership Training Registration Form

Adult Literacy Awareness Day - March 31, 2011

Adult Literacy Awareness Day(ALAD) will be celebrated at the Massachusetts State House in the Gardner Auditorium at 11am on Thursday March 31, 2011. At the rally, speakers will include current students and graduates of adult basic education programs as well as elected officials.  Before and after the rally we encourage you to plan to visit with legislators that represent adult learners from your program.  Bring as many students and staff from your program as possible.  To RSVP for ALAD email Teha Woodrow, MassAAL Associate at MassAAL2011@hotmail.com


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