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The response to the coronavirus/COVID-19 from the CCAE community has confirmed what we've known all along — that we are a special community. Our students, faculty, staff, and friends have responded to the situation creatively and energetically. The pandemic has made us change the way we do a lot of things but it has not changed the fact that we are still a vibrant community.

As the staff finds creative ways for classes to move to Zoom, for the Golahny Art Exhibit to go virtual, and help instructors find ways to share their talents, it has become even clearer to all of us how important CCAE is in the lives of our students.

You have told us how much you missed us, and how meaningful face-to-face learning is for you. Like all of you, CCAE is facing unprecedented times. As a non-profit, we depend on you more than ever right now. A gift right now to CCAE will ensure that we survive, begin again to thrive, and continue to be an anchor in the community.

Please remember that it is only with your support that each year we are able to welcome 11,000 students into our classrooms, pursuing their interests and passions, alongside 300 instructors excited to share their knowledge and expertise. Our mission has always been to provide a safe space where people from all walks of life can explore their interests, develop a new skill, or gather with like-minded individuals. With your support, we will continue to welcome students and instructors into our classrooms for another 150 years!

Lobster, Of Course!


September 10 (postponed from June 4)
5:30pm - 8pm
Courtyard of the Blacksmith House

Gathering together as a community is especially meaningful these days. Join the Cambridge Center for Adult Education community for Lobster, Of Course!, and acknowledge how essential CCAE is in your life, as you help to fund the next 150 years of excellent, experiential adult learning. The evening will feature irresistible tastes, education, and merriment under a canopy of sparkling fairy lights in the Blacksmith House courtyard.

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Lobster Of Course MEDIUM Sep 10

"CCAE’s art classes gave me a whole second life when I retired early from the corporate world. My art classes and the community at CCAE gave meaning to my life."

-Longtime student and donor to CCAE

2019 Annual Report

View our annual report for the 2019 fiscal year here.