National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

Join Us for a Week of Adult Education Advocacy!

During Adult Education and Family Literacy Week (AEFL Week) we will celebrate successes in our field and engage in many activities that will raise the visibility of our collective work in the field of adult education. There are many ways you can join us to make our voices heard on Capitol Hill!

Members: Check out the schedule of activities, and plan to take action via our Twitter storm and email campaigns once AEFL Week kicks off on September 20th

State Leaders: Advocacy is more important now than ever, as policymakers are making critical decisions about funding for adult education programs and working to address the growing needs of adult students and educators. Members of Congress want to hear from YOU to learn about the challenges you are facing on the ground and how they can provide additional support. 

National and Corporate Partners: Your partnership helps raise visibility for the work of our teachers and administrators as well as the adult learners that we serve. Co branding tools and social media assets are available and much more. Click the Corporate Partner tab for more details.  

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Schedule of Events

Monday, September 21

11:00am ET
Kick off Celebration!
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11:30am ET
Increasing Integrated Education and Training Opportunities for Adults – Resources Coming Soon! Webinar
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1:00pm ET
Adult Education Leadership Award presented to: Governor Doug Ducey of Arizona.
Nominated by: Arizona Association for Lifelong Learning
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Tuesday, September 22

11:00am ET
Workforce & Adult Education Live Panel Presentation
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1:00pm ET
Adult Education Leadership Award presented to: Senator Lisa Murkowski.
Nominated by: Alaska Adult Education Association
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Wednesday, September 23

11:00am ET
Spotlight on National Partnerships
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1:00pm ET
Adult Education Leadership Award presented to: Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania.
Nominated by: Pennsylvania Association for Adult Continuing Education
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Thursday, September 24

11:00am ET
Adult Education Leadership Award presented to: Mayor Sylvester Turner of Houston, TX.
Nominated by: Mayor’s Office for Adult Literacy
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2:00pm ET
COABE and PIAAC Skills Map Webinar for Governors and their Staff (invitation only)
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Friday, September 25

11:00am ET
Adult Education Leadership Award presented to: Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio.
Nominated by: Ohio Association for Adult and Continuing Education
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2:00pm ET
Amazon Virtual Job Fair for Adult Learners
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4:00pm ET
“It’s a wrap!” Debrief Session for State Leaders
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Voices From The Field