Winter Term Registration is now open. Sign up today!

The Center is closed until Monday, December 1 at 9am for the Thanksgiving holiday.             

Winter Term Regstration is now open. Sign up today!

Save the Date: Holly Fair is December 13 & 14.

The Cambridge Center for Adult Education (CCAE) 
provides valuable and memorable learning experiences for the diverse adults of Greater Cambridge.

Founded in 1876 as the Cambridge Social Union, the organization was renamed CCAE in 1936. Based in Harvard Square, in two properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places, CCAE offers classes in our six centers of expertise: Languages and World Cultures; Visual Arts; Performing Arts; Literary Arts; Culinary Arts; and Business & Technology. Over 400 professionals teach these classes, consistently earning excellent reviews from students. Our audiences are diverse by age, race, and household income.


The Center Blog The official blog of the CCAE.

Lloyd Schwartz
November 28, 2014

In 1968, Bill Knott published his first book, “The Naomi Poems,” under a posthumous pseudonym (Saint Geraud, 1940-1966). In real life, he died at 74 only this past March of complications from heart surgery after retiring from Emerson College, where he had been a popular teacher for 25 years.