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.
TIER ONE (FREE): Receive membership updates, post to the COABE App, and send a message to the president and their legislators
TIER TWO ($5 PER YEAR): Receive membership updates, post to the COABE App, send a message to the president and their legislators, opportunity to participate in 2-year term life initiative for free (no cost the first 2 years), opportunity to be considered for our Adult Learner of the Year award; the winner receives $10,000
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.
Here’s a peek into some of the documentary’s storylines:
- Dr. Lorraine Morales serves as the president of Pima Community College, but before achieving this status she was a single mother who had dropped out of school. She earned her GED® certificate through adult school classes and continued her studies to earn a doctorate.
- Dr. Richard Carmona grew up on the streets of the Bronx, was homeless at one point, and then dropped out of school to serve in the Army. While in the Army, he earned his GED® credential and two Purple Hearts. He was tapped by President George W. Bush for the position of 17th surgeon general and was the only surgeon general to ever be unanimously confirmed by the Senate.
There are so many amazing stories about the power of adult education, and “Success Files” will be sure to inspire audiences and stimulate conversations across the nation.
We Need Your Help
On February 9, President Trump signed a Continuing Resolution that includes significant increases in Non-defense Discretionary spending and offers the opportunity to increase funding for Adult Education, among other programs. Now, each Appropriations Committee must decide how to allocate its new funds. We believe that this is a unique opportunity to increase funding for Adult Education by $100 million (a roughly 17 percent increase) from about $582 million to about $682 million.
Please click HERE to write or to call your member of Congress in support of $100 million more for Adult Education. Three quick clicks is all it takes to raise your hand for Adult Education!
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