COABE Membership

COABE MEMBERSHIP │ MEMBER INSURANCE

Membership Benefits

Join COABE today!
  • Educate and Elevate Award Winning ToolsAccess our award winning campaign toolkit which enables you to educate the public, funders, and legislators about your and our important work of changing lives through adult education.
  • Quick Access to LegislatorsAs a field, we united to let legislators know that adult education changes lives and stimulates the economy. Legislators listened and added $35 million to our WIOA Title II funding stream. We must continue to contact them.
  • National AwardsDo you know an outstanding educator, administrator, or adult learner? COABE awards $10,000 per winner each year!
  • Adult Educator ResourcesFind lesson plans, apps, videos, and much more or upload your own to share with other adult educators!
  • Google PartnershipParticipate in one of the Google FREE Applied Digital Skills Boot Camps that is taking place in every state over the next year. You'll receive digital literacy tools to work with adult learners.
  • 2020 COABE National ConferenceThis year's conference will take place in Baltimore, Maryland, April 5-8, 2020. Enjoy our members-only, $75 off registration discount.
  • Conference Mini GrantsWith generous funding provided by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, COABE will award fifty mini grants to defray registration costs to our national conference.
  • Professional DevelopmentEach month you will have the opportunity to join our professional development webinars where you will hear from expert national level presenters on trending topics.
  • JournalAccess the best research by leading researchers in our field! Download your free e-publication quarterly or purchase a hard copy at a discounted members-only rate.
  • Amazon Career ChoiceThe "Reducing Barriers to Employment" initiative enables adult learners to apply for jobs they would otherwise not be eligible for, making $15–$19 per hour, plus retirement package plus, "College Choice" where Amazon will pay for 80%–95% of their education. Amazon also hosts site visits and field trips, enabling adult learners to tour the facility.

Special Group Membership Benefits

  • COABE Contact NetworkOpportunity to participate in the COABE contact network
  • Membership BuildingCo-branded membership building opportunities
  • COABE Contact NetworkOpportunity to participate in the COABE contact network
  • Membership BuildingCo-branded membership building opportunities

Learn what type of membership is best for you

Individual
Adult Learner
Small Group
Medium Group
Large Group
State

Individual Membership–$45 per year

Individual membership benefits extend to all members and are as follows:
a) Discounted national conference registration
b) Opportunity to participate in awards, incentive grants, and scholarships ($40,000 given annually)
c) Opportunity to access Google Boot Camps at no charge
e) Access to legislators who control the funding through our quick fire Ignite software
f) Access to and the opportunity to submit a manuscript for the COABE Journal which is the resource for adult educators and administrators
g) Ongoing communiques from COABE with information on trending practices
h) Access to more than 50 professional development webinars annually
i) Opportunity to attend the virtual conference and enjoy the networking, sessions, gamification, and exhibit hall
j) Opportunity participate in the nominations and elections process which determines the future leadership
 
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Adult Learner Membership–FREE

Adult learners have an amazing story to tell! We want legislators, funders, and the general public to hear about your successes and your journey. 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 winner will receive $10,000 and a free trip to the COABE Conference! Finally, you will have the opportunity to join us for FREE in Washington DC to participate in our award winning Ambassador Program. Sign up today to reap the benefits of membership.

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Small Group Membership

Individuals enrolled under a small group membership enjoy all of the savings and discounts as regular members.

Affiliate Group Membership
• 5 individuals $150, Save $25 ($30 per person)

Small Group Membership
• 10 individuals $300, Save $50 ($30 per person)

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Medium Group Membership

Individuals enrolled under a medium group membership enjoy all of the savings and discounts as regular members.

Medium Group Membership
• 25 individuals $700, Save $175 ($28 per person)

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Large Group Membership

Individuals enrolled under a large group membership enjoy all of the savings and discounts. The more individuals you enroll, the greater the savings per member. There is no cap on the number of individuals that can join for your group membership.

Large Group Membership
• 50 individuals $1,200, Save $550
• 100 individuals ($24 per person) $1,200, Save $1,100
• 200 individuals ($6 per person) $1,200, Save $5,800
• 300 individuals ($4 per person) $1,200, Save $9,300
• 400 individuals ($3 per person) $1,200, Save $12,800
• 500 individuals ($2.40 per person) $1,200, Save $16,300

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COABE offers your state association the following association benefits:
a) Extremely discounted Directors and Officer’s Liability Insurance
b) Advocacy plug in for state level advocacy work
c) Streamlined awards process to ensure your state level winners are considered for our national level awards
d) FREE or extremely discounted web site services
e) Membership renewal support
f) Opportunity to purchase a state pass at $500 for the virtual conference for your entire state
g) Opportunity to apply for regional institute funding at $10,000
h) State Conference guidance at no charge
i) Educate and Elevate award winning state fact sheets
j) Access to our award winning Ambassador Program
k) Ability to enroll all of your members, including adult learners as members of COABE!
 
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