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The Office of Adult Education Initiatives provides support for two major grants for the field of Adult Basic Education.

Adult Education & Family Literacy Act 

Federally funded

The federally-funded Adult Education and Family Literacy Act was reauthorized as Title ll of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act in July of 2014. The federal program provides grants to state agencies intended to fund local programs of adult basic and secondary education and English language acquisition in many contexts: foundational literacy, high-school equivalency, family literacy, integrated English literacy and civics, workforce preparation, workplace education, and integrated education and training. 


Adult Education & Literacy Act 

State funded

The Adult Education and Literacy Act of 2014 (HB 14-1085) is a state-funded Adult Workforce Partnership Initiative, administered by the Colorado Department of Education. The Act established the Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Grant Program that awards state funds for public and private nonprofit adult education and literacy programs that serve as lead agencies and fiscal agents for Adult Workforce Partnerships. 


2016 - 17 AEFLA Funded Programs

  • Adult and Family Education SD11, Melissa Burkhardt-Shields
  • Adult Learning Center, Chris Duran
  • Asian Pacific Development Center, Michaely Rosas
  • Boulder Valley Family Literacy Program, Alice (Missy) Cowan
  • Community College of Denver, Elizabeth Schroeder
  • Community Education Outreach, Dory Dannettell
  • Colorado Mountain College, A. Yvette Myrick
  • Community Partnership, Kathy Cefus
  • Delta County Literacy Program, Gail Srebnik
  • Durango Adult Education Center, Teresa Malone

  • Focus Points Family Resource Center, Crystal Munoz
  • Front Range Community College, Margie Wagner
  • Jeffco Schools - ESL Dual Language Programs, Karen Caddo
  • Lake County, Katherine Kerrigan
  • Learning Source, Harry Chan
  • Montrose School District, Robert Lee
  • Morgan Community College, Julie Nichols
  • MSU of Denver Family Literacy Program, Adriann Wycoff
  • Northeastern Junior College, Leslie Helfer
  • Phillips County, Trisha Herman

  • Pikes Peak Library District, Teona Shainidz-Krebs
  • Pine River Community Learning Center, Cecelia Robbins
  • Right to Read, Lisa Taylor
  • SC BOCES, Heather Smith
  • SEL Tutoring, Scott Lambert
  • Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning, Jessie Hawthorn
  • El Comité, Kat Bradley-Bennett
  • TSJC - Adult Education Services, Tammie Mack
  • Unlimited Learning, Ann Miller
  • Valley Campus, Anna Mae Rael-Lindsay


2016 - 17 AELA Funded Programs

  • AIMS Community College, Shayna Howell
  • Asian Pacific Development Center, Michaely Rosas
  • Community College of Denver, Elizabeth Schroeder
  • Colorado Northwestern Community College, Donna Theimer
  • Community College of Aurora, Anne Petti

  • Emily Griffith Technical College, Hillary Frances
  • Mile High Youth Corp, Amber Palmeri
  • Northeastern Junior College, Leslie Helfer
  • Unlimited Learning Center, Ann Miller

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