For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 7, 2020 – Last year, the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) and Google’s Applied Digital Skills program teamed up to provide free in-person and online trainings on digital literacy to thousands of adult education students across the United States. Today COABE and Google renew this partnership, shifting focus to empowering local adult education organizations to run their own Applied Digital Skills trainings with grants. 

The mission of the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) is to provide leadership, communication, professional development, and advocacy for adult education and literacy practitioners to advance quality services for all adult learners. COABE’s new partnership with Google’s Applied Digital Skills program aims to match adult educators with the training and curriculum essential to meet the workforce skills their students require. 

“We’re excited to renew our partnership with COABE and support local adult education organizations in bringing digital literacy to their communities,” Google Partnerships Program Manager Carina Box said.

Through this partnership, local adult education organizations can apply to receive up to $1,000 in funding to run trainings for adult educators and students on Applied Digital Skills.

“Google has been a wonderful partner, helping the field of adult education advance with the times! Our teachers, administrators, and adult learners will receive much needed skills to scale the digital divide. The end goal of our partnership is to highlight student successes and put adult learners on the pathways to good careers,” COABE Chief Executive Office Sharon Bonney  said. 

To receive one of the 40 grants, review COABE’s RFP and apply by July 31, 2020.

COABE’s mission is to inspire educators so adults succeed and communities thrive. The Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) represents the field of 55,000 adult educators and provides a variety of services, including professional development through annual, state-of-the-art national conferences, more than 50 webinars annually, and publication of the COABE Journal . Visit for more information. Contact or Applied Digital Skills for more details.
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