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A Message About Online Classes

With the ever-changing nature of COVID-19, CCAE staff and instructors have been working tirelessly to ensure that we are still able to offer high quality adult education classes. As such, we have transitioned classes online.

Now, more than ever, being able to come together, if even online, is essential for maintaining a healthy, connected community .

Our hours of operation are weekdays from 9am - 5pm. Registrations can still be made online at any time or you can contact us at 617-547-6789 ext. 1 and during this time.

We appreciate your understanding and continued support.

Civic Engagement with CCAE

Discuss today's issues, open up dialogue on important topics, and enact change within yourself and your community in online classes this fall. With classes from How to Be Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi and Art as Activism to Active Bystander Training and Found in Translation: Writing Across Differences and more, join us and examine contemporary problems from multiple lenses and across departments in the coming weeks and months.

Civic Engagement Classes

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"I appreciated the openness and interactive nature of the class. Dan [Paret] was wonderful to offer an extra class and help with questions. This class was one my few regular commitments during the COVID spring months and really looked forward to it."

Rebecca B., Woodcarving: Demo and Questions

"I was amazed at how well Zoom worked for French. Absolutely amazed. I spent my 2 years of high school French mentally hiding under the desk and can state, absolutely, that this is not possible with Zoom! CCAE did a good job of Zoom education on its tools and Mélanie [Huguet] was good at reminding students to mute or unmute or other helpful (to all) requests."

J Dayne L., The Three Groups of French Verbs

"Elizabeth [Merrick]'s knowledge and enthusiasm were evident throughout the presentation - quite a feat with Zoom. She seemed genuinely pleased to share her knowledge."

Michelle M., Boston's History Told Through Houses of Worship

"Katya [Maher] clearly put a huge amount of effort into preparing class materials suited to the web based format and it was very much appreciated by the students."

Sean W., Russian: Beginner Level 2

Connect in Online Classes!

Get all of the benefits of a CCAE online experience in a private setting to immerse yourself in virtual learning and local culture at home. Private virtual classes are perfect for special occasions, creative team building activities, or just to have fun with friends.

Whether it's a team building event for your business, a loved one's birthday, or an online hangout with friends, we will put together the perfect class for you. Contact us at and start planning today!

Dumpling Class July 14 2020 Ploy Law Firm Class

Homemade Dumplings class with Holland & Knight LLP.

Small Plates: A Taste of Printmaking

Summer 2020 Online Art Exhibit

These small prints by students and instructors display the variety of effects that different printmaking techniques and materials can have. The prints on display reflect both traditional techniques and new developments in printmaking, including relief, drypoint, monotype, solar plate etchings, books, and mixed media. Each section of this exhibition includes a description of that printmaking process.

Check out the exhibit

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Amaryllis by Selma Bromberg

A Letter to the CCAE Community

A letter from Executive Director Linda Burton in solidarity with the Black community and communities of color. Cambridge Center for Adult Education stands in solidarity with the Black community and with all communities of color. We are in opposition to white supremacy in all forms and support calls for justice.

Read the letter

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CCAE Staff Recommended Anti-Racism Resources

Our staff compiled resources that we have engaged with and found helpful in our work in becoming anti-racist and combating racism. We hope they can serve as your starting point as well.

View our resources

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Scholarships Available

CCAE offers need-based financial assistance. For more than a century, CCAE has served as an integral part of the fabric of our community, bringing small groups of people together to learn something new. We are committed to inviting everyone to participate in our programming, regardless of financial means.

Learn more and apply here

Help Support CCAE

From all of us at CCAE, we wanted to say thank you for your kindness and generosity during this unprecedented time. Your continued support shows the importance of education within our community. We are confident that working together we can all get through this and we cannot wait to see you in class again!

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