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Our mission is to inspire educators so adults succeed and communities thrive. 
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In This Issue
Our May VIP Vendor Is:

COABE will lead its sixth Capitol Hill Day on May 6th! If you can't join us in person, will you help us move the needle for adult education by sending your legislators a message about the value of adult education? Together we can stave off looming cuts to adult education!

Enroll Your Learners in the 
Adult Literacy XPRIZE Communities Competition
You can now enroll your learners into the XPRIZE winning app Learning Upgrade at no cost with the COABE XPRIZE Code 1177.

Learners have access to 21 courses including English, math, and GED® / HiSET® prep. You can track the progress of each learner with detailed reports. Click HERE for more details. 
Presenting the Spring 2019 COABE Journal
Special Prison Literacy Edition

Literacy is the greatest deterrent to recidivism, and this special edition of the COABE journal highlights the programs, approaches, and professionals effecting change for individuals "behind and beyond the walls."

The COABE Journal seeks to be the resource that adult educators turn to for learning and inspiration. Since the COABE Journal starting using a 'theme' format -- first with Career Pathways and most recently with Prison Literacy -- we have seen a tremendous response. Nearly 7,000 readers now download and use the Journal. We hope you will consider sharing your expertise as we begin planning for the October 2019 issue. Click HERE to submit your article for our next Journal which will focus on Leadership!
What in the World Is Going on

Within Lifelong Learning?

You are Invited to the 

Date: Monday May 20, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST  
Presented by: The Coalition of Lifelong 
Learning Organizations (COLLO)
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Participate online or in person * to span the globe to learn of the work of colleagues facing and solving issues like those you face every day.
This is an encore (and extended) session of a COABE 2018 Virtual Conference presentation. Attendees reported gaining a better understanding of adult education worldwide - a "global context" for their work or a "broader world" - as well as information on specific programs. Many noted attending helped them better understand their international students and their learning needs.
Find out more and register HERE  
( * Max capacity is 30 in person participants in the Hall of States, 444 North Capitol St NW, Washington, D.C.)
COLLO is a strand partner of COABE.

Adult Education Project Leader
Manhattan Strategy Group (MSG) in Bethesda, MD is seeking an Education and Workforce Project Manager to join its federal consulting practice. You can learn more about the job or apply by clicking on the "Apply Today" button below.

More than 2,400 members attended COABE's 20th annual conference in New Orleans, LA last month! There were 464 sessions, 91 exhibitors, and 24 sponsors. The conference included a second line down Bourbon Street as well as a beautiful trip aboard one of the last paddle boats in the U.S.! Participants were treated to a keynote address by Emmy Award winning Irma Thomas, Assistant Secretary Stump, and inspirational speaker, Josh Davies. Join us on social media HERE to access pictures and videos.  
We wish to thank our strand partners and national partners as well as all of the conference volunteers and staff that helped make this conference such a success. We extend a special "thank you" to the conference leadership team led by Kaye Sharbono (President and Conference Chair), Sharon Bonney (Executive Director), Dr. Don Finn (Program Chair), and Michelle Chiles (Operations Director).  
Congratulations to Elizabeth Lawless of Durant, OK, winner of a $500 award to attend COABE 2020 in Baltimore, MD! Ms. Lawless completed the conference evaluation and was entered into the raffle for this special offering. 
Workforce Education Initiative Reports Amazing ROI

Tyson Foods is the largest protein company in the U.S., employing more than 122,000 people, most of whom are front-line workers in their plants, with more than 40 different countries typically represented at each plant location.

Language and cultural barriers, along with varying levels of education and limited access to social resources, have created challenges at home and at work for some of Tyson's team members. Things many of us take for granted, like opening a bank account or filling out a form, can be daunting obstacles.

To address these challenges, in 2016 Tyson partnered with adult education providers and nonprofits to launch a workplace education pilot which offered front line team members free access to classes in English, high school equivalency, U.S. citizenship, and training on other life skills. The results were amazing! Read the full story that was featured in Forbes HERE .
Tyson and COABE are partners on the Adult Learning XPrize communities competition.

GRANT Summary: COABE members and other adult learning programs may apply to receive cash and technology services to support a successful implementation of the Student Success App in their school/program.
  • Award - Over $50,000 in cash and services 
  • Eligibility
    • COABE member colleges/agencies
    • Existing adult basic education/adult education & literacy program in place

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Google and COABE Partner
Google and COABE Partner

ProLiteracy Introduces Its NEW Journal
Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy
is a free, peer-reviewed, online journal which will be published twice per year.

The journal aims to publish research on adult basic and secondary education and transitions to college and career programs. It will inform practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and funders about best practices in adult literacy, numeracy, and English language education.

Volume 1, Issue 1 is now available at HERE or by clicking the graphic to the right. The site also contains instructions and a link for submitting articles for future issues. 
ProLiteracy is a strand partner of COABE.
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