Monday, October 26, 2015

Adult Education Task Force: Working Together for Common Good Purpose

Working together for common good purpose is powerful and brings results. 

To that end, John Mears, long time activist for Adult Education and Adult Schools, has helped to pull together the Adult Education Task Force.  John teaches at West Valley Occupational Center, a division of Adult and Career Ed in Los Angeles.  He is a long time and very active UTLA member, started the No Lawmaker Left Behind Campaign, and was an integral member of the Alliance for California Adult Schools.

Advocates for Adult Education meeting with Assembly Member Patty Lopez
John Mears is sleeves-rolled-up at the desk of Assembly Member Lopez

Here, in his own words, is a description of the Adult Education Task Force:
The Adult Education Task Force (AETF) was formed when adult-ed activists in the San Fernando Valley concerned about the lack of funding for our programs met with Assemblywoman Patty Lopez (39th Dist.), who used to work at the North Valley Occupational Center.  Now, as an elected member of the California State Assembly, Ms. Lopez is vocally supportive of our programs.  In fact, she ran for office in part because of frustration that her predecessor -- former Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra -- did not seem supportive of our programs when we were threatened with elimination in 2012.  

Hit the link to learn more.

Monday, October 5, 2015

CCAE Call for Presentations for 2016 State Conference.

CCAE 2016 State Conference Call for Presentations

The call for presentations at the CCAE - California Council for Adult Education - 2016 State Conference is now open.

Proposals must be received by the deadline of 11:59 p.m. PST, on November 20, 2015, for consideration for the 2016 CCAE State Conference. 

Click here to submit your proposal.

This year the State Conference will be held at the San Francisco Airport Marriot and will be hosted by the CCAE Bay Region Chapter. 

CCAE State Conferences are always rich with resources, connections, information, and opportunities.

If you have great ideas, information, or experiences that can benefit others, now is the time to submit a proposal to share them!