COABE’s mission is to inspire educators so adults succeed and communities thrive. The Coalition on Adult Basic Education exists to provide leadership, communication, professional development, and advocacy for adult education and literacy practitioners to advance quality services for all adult learners. 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 40 webinars annually, and a peer reviewed journal.
Introducing an exciting new partnership between Google’s Applied Digital Skills Curriculum and COABE where you can: Get an edge in the job market with Google’s Applied Digital Skills training, register for FREE boot camps and training in your state, share your success story and the opportunity to win one of our prizes!
The 55,000+ adult education leaders stand united in a national campaign to move learning opportunities forward for all Americans to achieve economic mobility. If you are an adult educator stand with us in this educational campaign to help funders understand the value we bring to students, workers and businesses in contributing to social mobility and economic growth. If we educate, then we elevate.
Our field has made more than 118,000 connections with legislators since we launched the award-winning Educate and Elevate campaign. Add your voice to this movement and help move the needle for adult education. We need to speak up and tell these new legislators that adult education matters! Will you raise your voice with us? Contact your legislator with our quick fire, 3-click software. It will take just 5 minutes of your time, and every response is calculated by your legislators' offices.
Amazon’s partnership with COABE enables adult learners with their high school equivalency to apply for jobs available across the country. Working at Amazon can be the path to a degree in a high demand field or the growth opportunity to become a leader at Amazon and beyond. Entry level jobs pay a minimum of $15/hr..
COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education an open-access journal focused on innovative ideas and practitioner experience that supports the field of adult education. COABE Journal is organized around themes and published twice a year.
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. You will have the opportunity to apply for jobs at Amazon that you would otherwise not have access to. As well you will receive access to free life insurance for 2 years, valued at $60,000 per year, and you have the opportunity to be nominated for our Outstanding Adult Learner of the Year Award!
The Literacy Behind & Beyond the Walls Committee brings together the best and brightest educators, administrators, and leaders in the criminal justice education sector from around the country in order to share their expertise and passion for educating the men and women inside of our prisons and as they transition home to begin their pathway to success. COABE’s Literacy Behind & Beyond the Walls Committee invites you join us as we proudly support adult learners, educators and administrators who work to make change happen.