In-Person Classes at CCAE

CCAE is introducing a limited amount of in-person classes next month. In doing so we have set guidelines to ensure the safety of our students, instructors, and staff.

In-Person Classes

Upcoming Fall Classes!

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Upcoming Fall Classes

Fall Classes Happening Now!

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Fall Classes

A Message About Fall 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 many of our classes online. This fall, in addition to online classes, we are excited to offer a selection of in-person classes beginning in October.

We are taking precautions to ensure the safety of students, instructors, staff, and models who enter our buildings through both physical distancing and hygienic measures. We have outlined the steps we have taken as well as guidelines for students attending in-person classes.

Now, more than ever, being able to come together, is essential for maintaining a healthy, connected community. We are excited for these opportunities to connect with students from our community and around the world.

Our hours of operation are weekdays from 9am - 8pm. Registrations can still be made online at any time or you can contact us at 617-547-6789 ext. 1 and during this time. These times are subject to change as we begin to offer limited in-person classes this fall.

We appreciate your understanding and continued support.

Together, Of Course!

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Together, Of Course!
Thursday, October 22
5:30 pm

Together, Of Course! is designed to be the most enjoyable and appetizing Zoom call you'll ever make--all while supporting CCAE!

Guests can pick from over a dozen different intimate food and beverage break-out sessions hosted by local chefs and restaurants.

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Conversations on the Edge: Policing in Cambridge: The Issues, The Future, The Budget | Thursday | Sept. 24 | 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Cambridge, known as one of the most progressive communities in the country, has nonetheless realized that it, like every town in America, must look carefully at how it is being and has been policed. How will we, as participants in Cambridge’s future, decide how our police force will look and function? Join us for the first conversation in CCAE’s fourth year of the Conversations on the Edge series to talk with a distinguished panel about Cambridge policing and the issues the CPD and we, as a community, face at this crucial juncture, when policing is under scrutiny as never before.

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The Importance of Civics and History with Jill Lepore In Conversation with Robin Young: A Discussion of These Truths and This America | Thursday | Nov. 12 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Acclaimed writer, thinker and historian, Professor Jill Lepore, will be in conversation with Robin Young co-host of NPR’s Here & Now about Lepore’s These Truths: A History of the United States of America and This America: The Case for the Nation - with the intention of sparking a community-wide discussion of why history matters and why we need to bring civics back to life, as framed in both of these best-selling recent books.

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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

Zoom Classes Just for You!

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.

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

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

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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