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"Some 55,000+ adult education leaders stand united in a national campaign to educate America about the importance of Adult Education in advancing career and college readiness for millions of people. We urge policy makers to stay informed on our successes and to fund Adult Education at the $649 million level as called for in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act enacted in 2014." -LAPCAE Mission Statement

LAPCAE's 1st Annual Legislative Day


You are invited to join forces with LAPCAE to meet with our legislators in the rotunda of the capitol on May 29, 2018.

The goal of this event is not to directly request funds or even to request that adult education funding not be cut.

Our purpose is to put a face on adult education. We want to share student stories and explain how adult education is a social good. Students who participate in our programs do more than just get their HSE. Adult education reduces recidivism. Adult education increases job opportunities and creates skilled workers. Adult education helps people become better parents. Adult education provides transitional services to college, especially for non-traditional students.

Adult education is valuable.
Adult education is necessary.
Adult education is a net gain for LA.

We will be setting up multiple tables to showcase a variety of student profiles. We will talk to everyone about adult education. We want to inform the legislators about the wide range of the students we serve and by extension the wide range of positive impacts that adult education has on Louisiana. If you or any member of your staff would like to meet us in Baton Rouge, we would love it!

We will begin setting up our tables at 8:00 am. The legislators usually convene for votes around 3 or 4 in the afternoon. We will break down our tables when they convene.

If you are interested in taking part, please complete the linked form for yourself and each member of your staff who is likely to attend.

Unfortunately, LAPCAE will not be able to reimburse your travel or lodging expenses.

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LAPCAE Is Now Accepting Nominations for All Open Positions on the Board!


As you know, our organization is driven entirely by volunteer board members. Therefore, the health of LAPCAE is based on the dedication, creativity, and leadership of this group. If you or someone you know is a capable and committed individual with an interest in supporting the growth of the adult education profession, please consider nominating them using this simple online form.

LAPCAE Board Members can look forward to:

  • Assuming a leadership role in adult education at the state level;
  • Developing innovative programs, resources, and professional development opportunities to support colleagues;
  • Expanding their network & building new relationships with other Adult Education leaders spread throughout the state;
  • A unique professional, resume-building opportunity.

Executive Board positions & Regional Representative positions are open this year-- so there are many different options for people with varying skill-sets to serve in LAPCAE. We have need for both creative visionaries and data-driven task managers!

Please take a look at the descriptions for each Board position, and decide which one best suits you or someone you know!

The nomination form will close May 28th, and elections will begin June 1st.

So again, if you or someone you know is interested and ready to advance the interests of adult educators and Louisiana's students, please consider nominating them using this simple online form before May 28th!

Educate & Elevate


Some 55,000+ Adult Education leaders stand united in a national campaign to move learning opportunities forward for all Americans to achieve economic and social mobility. If you are an adult educator, stand with us in this national campaign to help policy makers understand the value we bring to students, workers, and businesses in contributing to social mobility and economic growth. If we educate, then we elevate.

Campaign components include:

  • A national survey of adult educators to understand what they need in their state and local landscapes for advocacy and outreach
  • Outreach Campaign Toolkits for organizations to tailor and use for advocacy efforts
  • Educational webinars and coaching with national marketing and communications experts to leverage the Campaign Toolkit for your advocacy efforts
  • An expansive website to collectively share adult learner and employer success stories, testimonials and the innovations taking place across the country in Adult Education
  • A campaign video to use on your state and local websites to educate target audiences about our national efforts.
  • Campaign Community of Practice for peer-to-peer learning
  • Regular eblasts on campaign progress and highlights from across the country in adult education innovations and successes

Why an Edult Education Campaign?

America is at a crossroads. We need every person in our nation ready to contribute to America’s competitiveness. The new White House Administration needs to know the value we bring as an adult education system and why funding is a high priority.

Learn More About Educate & Elevate

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"I feel that LAPCAE will play a very important role as we move forward to address the needs of today’s workforce, and I would like to continue to be a part of this great and exciting opportunity!"- Anthony Garcia, LAPCAE President

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When: August 6–8, 2018
Where: Baton Rouge, LA