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Membership is temporarily closed. Membership will re-open on June 1, 2022 for 2022-2023 membership year.



Beginning June 1, 2022, check payments for membership will only be accepted during the annual conference.  


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Membership Benefits

As an ALAPCAE member you can advantage of the full range of benefits:


ALAPCAE Membership Benefits


  • Automatic membership in the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE), ProLiteracy, and the National Coalition for Literacy.

  • Networking opportunities. 

  • Eligible to vote in all ALAPCAE elections. 

  • Eligible to run for a Board of Directors position. 

  • Receive quarterly ALAPCAE newsletters. 

  • Access to a vast array of teaching resources. 

  • Contribute to the Pete Turnham GED and Dr. Naomi Scales HSDO scholarship funds. 

  • Scholarships for eligible adult education students. 

  • Eligibility for annual educator and staff awards. 

  • Provide professional development for Adult Education staff statewide.  

  • Attend the annual Alabama Adult Education Conference. 


National Coalition for Literacy Benefits


  • Visibility: Inclusion in the list of full members on the NCL website, with link(s) to organizational website.

  • Networking: Standing invitation to participate in two members’ meetings per year (spring and fall), with opportunities to interact with Congressional and federal agency staff.

  • Insight: Standing invitation to participate in monthly policy calls and to interact with other members on the NCL listserv for legislative and other public policy and advocacy news.

  • Influence: Opportunities to nominate a representative to serve on the NCL Board of Directors or on a Board committee.



Coalition on Adult Basic Education Benefits


  • Educate and Elevate Award Winning Tools - Access our award-winning campaign toolkit which enables you to educate the public, funders, and legislators about your and our important work of changing lives through adult education.

  • Quick Access to Legislators - As a field, we united to let legislators know that adult education changes lives and stimulates the economy. Legislators listened and added $82 million and staved off $200 million in funding cuts to our WIOA Title II funding stream. We must continue to contact them!

  • National Awards - Do you know an outstanding educator, administrator, or adult learner? COABE awards $10,000 per winner each year!

  • Adult Educator Resources - Find lesson plans, apps, videos, and much more or upload your own to share with other adult educators!

  • Google Partnership - Participate in one of the Google FREE Applied Digital Skills Boot Camps that is taking place in every state over the next year. You'll receive digital literacy tools to work with adult learners.

  • COABE National Conference - Enjoy our members-only, $75 off registration discount.

  • Conference Mini Grants - With generous funding provided by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, COABE will award fifty mini grants to defray registration costs to our national conference.

  • Professional Development - Each month you will have the opportunity to join our professional development webinars where you will hear from expert national level presenters on trending topics.

  • Journal - Access the best research by leading researchers in our field! Purchase individual e-copy articles or the whole journal at a discounted rate (hard copy only). Digital and hard copies available here.

  • Amazon Career Choice - The "Reducing Barriers to Employment" initiative enables adult learners to apply for jobs they would otherwise not be eligible for, making $15–$19 per hour, plus retirement package plus, "College Choice" where Amazon will pay for 80%–95% of their education. Amazon also hosts site visits and field trips, enabling adult learners to tour the facility.

  • Insurance - Liability, dental, and life insurance policies available.


ProLiteracy Member Benefits


  • Grant Programs: The Literacy Opportunity Fund, Write Her Future Fund, National Book Fund, and Mobile Learning Fund.

  • Free access to ProLiteracy's Learn & Share Webinars featuring adult education topics.

  • Free or discounted adult literacy and ESL courses and resources on Education Network (—our online learning management system.

  • Discounted registration fee to the biennial ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Education.

  • FREE access to Tutor Training—online course and downloadable workshop materials.

  • Up to 25% off the price of instructional materials produced by New Readers Press.

  • 50% off ($129.98 in savings!) renewals of annual subscriptions to News for You Online after first free year.

  • Three issues annually of Notebook—an invaluable instructional resource for adult educators provided in both print and electronic formats.

  • 12 issues of Network News—our e-newsletter just for members with information and resources for adult literacy programs.

  • No administrative fee for National Book Fund® grant recipients! Non-members pay fee of 20% of grant amount.

  • Two issues of Voices—a biannual publication that highlights donors, industry information, member organizations, and student stories.


Thank you for your support!

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Pete Turnham
Scholarship Fund

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ALAPCAE is a non-profit organization that actively encourages young people to obtain high school equivalency and then pursue higher educational goals. 

Pete Benton Turnham (1920–2019) was a highly respected advocate for Alabama adult education. As a member of the Alabama House of Representatives for many years, he dedicated unwavering support to Alabama adult education programs.

To commemorate his dedication, ALAPCAE annually awards the Pete Turnham Scholarship to deserving students from each of the nine regions in Alabama. 

Dr. Naomi Scales HSDO Scholarship Fund

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Dr. Naomi Scales is the state of Alabama's longest term adult education employee.  Currently serving as an Adult Education Administrator at the Alabama Community College System (ACCS), Dr. Scales' dedication to student success is unquestioned.  

In addition to her work at ACCS, Dr. Scales is a long-term ALAPCAE Board member who serves in the position of ACCS Representative.

Without a doubt, Dr. Scales is the catalyst behind the success of many students and adult education programs statewide, which is why ALAPCAE dedicated its new High School Diploma Option (HSDO) scholarship in her honor.

Her lagacy will continue in perpetuity through the funding of this honorary scholarship.

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