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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.


  • Receive membership updates
  • Post to the COABE App
  • Send a message to the president and their legislators


  • 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



Donate to Support an Adult Learner

Make a gift today and you can help COABE tackle critical education issues and make a positive impact on adult basic education issues around the nation. By supporting COABE, you’ll help us achieve lasting results for both educators and adults.

With your support we can:

  • Help impoverished families send their children to school
  • Help adults learn skills to start and sustain their own lives
  • Deliver emergency aid when disaster strikes
  • Help adults build a better life for themselves, their families, and their communities

The Coalition on Adult Basic Education is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization (tax identification number (59-3164580) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. 


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National Literacy Directory

Improve your skills to get a better job, retrain for a new job, earn your high school diploma or a GED, or improve your English, math or reading. Find an adult education program near you.

The National Literacy Directory launched in 2010 with funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. It is designed to help individuals find local literacy and education programs and GED® testing centers in their areas. The National Literacy Directory contains over 7,000 educational agencies located across the United States. Another component of the directory is a toll-free number that individuals can call to get a local program referral.

Dollar General has a long history of supporting literacy and basic education initiatives for adults, families, and youth. For more information about Dollar General’s support, visit

The National Literacy Directory Affiliate Partners Program was created to further support learners and volunteers in search of news and information about literacy and education programs. Our national affiliate partners are the GED Testing Service®, Coalition On Adult Basic Education, and the National Coalition for LiteracyClick here to find out more about this program.