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Remembering Anatole Sykley

We are all very saddened about the unexpected death on March 22, 2023 of long-time CCAE history teacher, Anatole Sykley.

We will always remember Anatole as an outstanding and inspiring history teacher, an enthusiastic life-long learner, a loyal and generous supporter, and a very good friend. He dedicated his life to history and research and passionately transmitted this love of learning to his students.

We will miss Anatole dearly and our thoughts are with Anatole's family including his wife Juliana, daughter Micala, son-in-law Robert and granddaughter Noel Victoria.

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Call for Art: Recent Works and Berta Golahny Student Awards

Cambridge Center for Adult Education invites students and instructors in the visual arts to submit work produced in the past year for inclusion in our spring exhibition. Submissions are open to any two or three dimensional works of any media.

All student submissions will also be considered for the Berta Golahny Student Award, which includes a $200 cash prize given to three students for their artistic excellence. This annual exhibition is held in memory of Berta Golahny, a long-time visual arts instructor at CCAE.

Submission deadline Friday, March 24 at midnight. On display from April 17, 2023, through June 30, 2023

Click here to learn more.

Berta Golahny Soliloquy

Black History Month with CCAE

Discover the story of Mary Walker, an enslaved woman who bravely escaped to the North and who later owned and lived in the Blacksmith House on Brattle Street. The home belonged to Walker, her children, and their descendants from 1870 through the early 20th century. The property remained in her family for over forty years until 1912, and much of the original home still stands. Read more of her story here.

Further explore Black history and literature this month - register for Evolution of a Prophecy: From Baldwin to Coates, and since George Floyd *In-Person* *NEW*, led by educator Joshua Frank. With critical reading and discussion of James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time and Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me, investigate how the prophecy of a racial reckoning in the United States has evolved over generations, and since the summer of 2020.

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“Inclusive, fun approach to learning a difficult subject. Joan [Brunetta] had a lot of little things - declension songs, memorization aids, a great way to use flash cards - that were unique to her and made studying easier. There was just enough rigor, without being overwhelming. This class was a lot of fun. There was a great camaraderie among the students and with the teacher. We all learned a lot in a non-threatening context.”

Tim S., Salvete Romani: Latin Beginner Level 1

“Natalia [Slattery] did a great job! She demonstrates and explains what she is doing in a very clear way. She was well prepared and sent excellent material to everyone before the class. Now I can go back and review everything she covered. The class was an excellent combination of demonstration and hands-on experience. ”

Martha B., Digital Collage: Creating Composite Images in Adobe Photoshop

“Ploy [Khunisorn] is a great teacher! Her ability to cover a vast amount of information and help students create several dishes in their own kitchens, all in an absolutely choreographed, simple manner is amazing. She is always kind and supportive and answers all questions, making sure she loses no students along the way. It's a joy to share her kitchen!!”

Claudia W., Korean Kitchen

Jane [Katims]'s selection of stories is exciting, gratifying and sometimes challenging! It's like a mini-vacation and a lot of fun everytime we meet! I love it! Everyone was able to express themselves thoughtfully and respectfully through a variety of story subjects.”

Robert N., Self-Exploration Through Literature

Private Classes!

Get all of the benefits of a CCAE experience by immersing you and your group in a private setting. Private classes are perfect for special occasions, creative team building activities, or just to have fun with friends.

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

Macarons Cooking Class

View our Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Report

View our annual report for the fiscal year 2022.

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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.

For more information, and to apply for a scholarships, view our scholarship guidelines.

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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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