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April 2021
Lilia Becerril
Central Learning Adult School Site

Congratulations to Lilia Becerril, who was recognized by the Fresno City Council as Woman of the Year for Council District Five. In her honor, March 18, 2021 was proclaimed 'Lilia Becerril Day'.

Lilia came from Mexico 31 years ago, and immersed herself in volunteer work for the betterment of the community. A tireless activist, she has dedicated herself to serving her community and advocating for fair immigration reform, a better and more equitable education system, and quality healthcare for low-income individuals. She participates in activities at the local, state, and national levels, and is the national representative for the Family Math Roadmap Project.

Lilia is currently an ESL student at Central Learning Adult School Site.

Read more about Lilia's work to improve our community in the City of Fresno Proclamation.

Registration is still open for the CCAE State Conference, April 21-23, 2021!

The conference has over 60 sessions offering plenty of opportunities to network with Adult Education colleagues of all levels of experience and diverse backgrounds.

In addition, be sure to attend General Session 3 where our own Pang Vangyi, SCAEC Regional Transitions Counselor, will receive the Donald A. McCune Collaborative Award. Congratulations Pang!

Earn a Bookkeeping Fundamentals Certificate!

Beginning in August, Fresno City College, in partnership with the Fresno K-16 Collaborative and State Center Adult Education Consortium, will be offering a Bookkeeping Fundamentals Certificate. The courses will have a flexible schedule and are reserved for current adult school learners transitioning to college.

Fees for qualified Adult Education candidates are covered through the funds and efforts of the Fresno K-16 Collaborative and State Center Adult Education Consortium.

Click on the flyer for more information and the registration link.
Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Training

The Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board is offering a 6-week, no-cost training designed to expose students to several different construction trades. The next class will begin on July 6, 2021 and is limited to 20 students.

Students must register for orientation at

Please click on the flyer for detailed information.
Registration Open!
WestEd's Spring 2021 Professional Development
WestEd is pleased to announce the launch of a series of statewide webinars. These webinars will introduce you to key concepts and topics for adult educators as they relate to your CAEP work and the Adult Education Pipeline Dashboard. These webinars are the place to start preparing for your three-year plan or begin exploring the CAEP data tools and resources. 

CALPRO Civics in Adult Education Webinar
May 17, 2021
This webinar will prepare instructors to embed Civics education into adult high school equivalency completion, adult basic education programs, English literacy, and civics education. Topics will include best practices, lesson plan ideas, and resources for Civics instruction. 

CALPRO Training of Trainers
June 21 and 25, 2021

The application for CALPRO Training of Trainers module on collaborative curriculum alignment is now open. Accepted participants agree to become a CALPRO trainer, and to offer the training at least once in the year following the training. Support and mentoring are provided by CALPRO.

FAFSA Workshops

Mary Lopez, SCAEC Transition Specialist, will be hosting a number of FAFSA workshops over the next three months.

Click on the flyer for more information.

SCAEC Resource Extravaganza
April 21, 2021

Join SCAEC Transition Specialist Michelle Santesteban as she hosts a virtual resource extravaganza. Come and learn about the adult school programs, college programs, and supportive services available to adult students in our community.

Click on the flyer for more information.

SCAEC Building Your Brand and Resume Workshop
April 27, 2021 - Morning Session

Join SCAEC Transition Specialists Michelle Santesteban and Oscar Hinojosa for tips on how to promote yourself and write an effective resume.

Click on the flyer for more information.

SCAEC Building Your Brand and Resume Workshop
April 27, 2021 - Evening Session

Click on the flyer for more information.

Our Transition Team is here to help!

Our staff continues to be available during this time to assist students with community resource referrals, academic and career counseling, financial aid assistance, and college application assistance.

Please click on the flyer for contact information.
CATESOL 2021 Spring Conference, May 7-8, 2021
CASAS National Summer Institute, June 17-18 and 22-23, 2021.
SCAEC Launches New Student and Teacher Resource Website,
Current and prospective students will find information on college, careers, and supportive services at our new resource website,

Students can request an appointment by phone, email or video chat with a Transitions Specialist for assistance with:
  • Academic and career advising
  • College admission applications
  • Financial aid
  • Educational and career training options
  • Career exploration
  • Community resource referrals

Teachers will find up-to-date information on lesson plans, professional development opportunities, testing, and other resources.


The California Adult Education Program (CAEP) newsletter is a vital resource for those wanting to keep informed about the latest news regarding adult education in our state. The newsletter is sent weekly and is full of up-to-date information regarding policy, due dates, and COVID-19 related news. To subscribe, please click the link below.

Move Ahead with Adult Ed: A campaign toolkit for adult educators.


In response to COVID-19, many institutions are increasing online resources that may assist adult educators, administrators, and students on a variety of topics.


Click the link below for a list of CALPRO events for March and April.

OTAN (Outreach and Technical Assistance Network)

Each month, OTAN releases informational newsletters for teachers and administrators. Access current issues here:


The MCWAC Business Services Unit holds weekly Rapid Response Zoom Orientation sessions for individuals that have been laid off and impacted by COVID-19.

They have also received additional funds to provide supportive service assistance for individuals who have been laid off due to COVID-19, have experienced a reduction in hours/pay due to COVID-19, or are unable to work for COVID-19 related reasons.


In addition to many other services, The Fresno County Public Library offers assistance with job and career searches, services for New Americans and Veterans, and homework help. Click on the link below to access their website for more information.

You can also apply for a library card online here:


The UFW Foundation provides assistance with green card renewals, DACA renewals, naturalization, and other topics. For more information, click on the flyers below.


Zoom-bombing refers to uninvited guests who crash Zoom meetings, most often through publicly available Zoom links. 

Click the link below for some basic precautions you can take to ensure Zoom bombing does not interrupt your class or meeting, courtesy of San Joaquin Delta College and Zoom.


Over the past few months, we've had to rely heavily on technology to communicate with others. The most recent OTAN newsletter has great self-care tips to help manage some of the stress associated with increased computer usage, in addition to a lot of other useful OTAN information! is a community resource network that connects people seeking help with verified social care providers. Just enter your zip code, hit search, and find local community resources available for food, housing, transit, health, work, and much more!