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Supporting Immigrant Students

At a time of increasing threats to our students based on some aspect of their identities (race, religion, immigrant status, gender identity, etc.), adult educators have a role to play in creating safety, dispelling myths, and building the capacity of students to engage civically for their rights. Find links to teaching resources and our recent webinar on “How to Be an Effective Ally to Adult Students” in our Civic Engagement section.

The Change Agent

We all think about it — sometimes fussing over it and sometimes enjoying it. It figures prominently in definitions of beauty; we fight with our kids about it; students can get expelled from school because of it; laws and religious rules are made about it; we work as hairdressers and spend money on hair; and we might even make ourselves sick from the products we put on it. Everyone has something to say about hair!

Recent Webinars


Managing Change in the Context of WIOA

The changes required by WIOA have been met with a mixture of enthusiasm and anxiety. Programs are experiencing uncertainty about their funding, programming, staff, and students. This webinar offers insights from change theories and strategies for moving forward effectively in the current reality.

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Building Partnerships

This webinar explores what current and former program directors from 3 states (RI, MA, and VT) have done to develop partnerships with employers, colleges, and other agencies to create better-integrated and innovative programming, and how they have braided funding to support these collaborations. 

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IET within ESL Programs

English language learners arrive in this country with a wide range of educational backgrounds and work experience. IET programs can accelerate their access to decent jobs by building on the experience. This webinar highlights IET programs in culinary arts, building maintenance, and entrepreneurship. 

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The Change Agent Magazine

The Change Agent provides socially relevant content, powerful student writing that inspires discussion, and ready-to-use, CCR-aligned lesson plans – all oriented toward a multi-level audience.