Check Out Upcoming Summer Online Classes

Register today for classes starting in the next 2 weeks!

Upcoming Summer Classes

Celebrity Chef MasterClasses Go Online!

Register today for online classes with local chefs from your favorite restaurants.

Summer MasterClasses

Support The CCAE COVID-19 Relief Fund!

The CCAE COVID-19 Relief Fund was created to help us through the shortfall over the next six months. Please make a donation to the fund to support our mission and help us through our projected revenue shortfall over the next period of time.

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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 many 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Share your CCAE Experience


"Thank you for all you bring to the community."

CCAE Donor

"I hope you can keep your wonderful Center functioning. I have taken many wonderful classes and support your mission."

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"Thank you for providing excellent classes."

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"The atmosphere of trust Frannie [Lindsay] created among us allowed everyone to feel confident about sharing poems and commenting."

V.G., Writing the Unspeakable: A Poetry Workshop on Trauma

"[The instructor has a] great personality she makes learning so much fun! She makes everyone feel confident and welcome."

Genesis R., Korean: Beginner Level 1

"I developed the knowledge and confidence to dive in and start cooking at home. Yay!"

Craig S., Basic Cooking Skills & Techniques

"Very fun and informative class! Jim is a great teacher, very encouraging and explains the dances well!!"

Dagny D., Ballroom Dancing