Skip to main content

Maine Adult Education Association

News & Events

Archive: July 2011

Minutes MACEA Meeting July 15, 2011 [Maine Adult Correctional Education Association]



Posted by Richard Lumb  on July 22, 2011 | Read more in: News

Unlocking Potential: Results of a National Survey of Postsecondary Education in State Prisons [Maine Adult Correctional Education Association]

Unlocking_Potential_Educ_in_prisons.pdf  This document provided by Ellis King.


Posted by Richard Lumb  on July 19, 2011

Cities Pave the Way: Promising Reentry Policies that Promote Local Hiring of People with Criminal Records [Maine Adult Correctional Education Association]

NLC_Reentry_Strategy_Guide.pdf  This document was supplied by Ellis King.


Posted by Richard Lumb  on July 19, 2011

Certified Nursing Assistant Program [Merrymeeting Adult Education]


Please call 729-7323, Ext. 1 for the upcoming date of Merrymeeting's next Certified Nursing Assistant class.

Merrymeeting Adult Education's CNA program has an application and interview process to determine acceptance in the CNA course. You will be contacted to schedule an interview with the CNA instructor after your application has been received. Classes are held at Brunswick Region 10 Technical High School, 68 Church Road, Brunswick. 

Cost: $995

To download the CNA application click here.

Mail the completed application to: 

Merrymeeting Adult Education, 35 Republic Ave, Topsham, ME  04086

Videos demonstrating essential skills for the CNA:



Posted by Michael Myers  on July 13, 2011

Brief History of LVGS [Literacy Volunteers of Greater Sanford]

A Brief History of Literacy Volunteers of Greater Sanford

May 2011 

Founded in 1986, Literacy Volunteers of Greater Sanford (LVGS) is celebrating 25 years of serving the community.  Our mission is supporting the literacy needs of adults age 18 and above with free, confidential one-on-one tutoring and small group instruction by trained adult volunteers.  Our approach is student-centered and we are honored to provide adult learning opportunities. 

LVGS was created following a national media campaign called PLUS—Project Literacy U.S.—that spread the word about how many adults in this country have literacy levels so low that they are prevented from functioning in society and achieving their potential.   

The Sanford PLUS Task Force was formed and included adult educators, business leaders, social service agencies, religious leaders, civic organizations, and media representatives, all working together to find solutions to increasing the literacy rates in our community.  This spirit of collaboration and concern for helping individuals improve their skills and become more self-reliant still motivate our work today. 

Over the years, many volunteers and staff have led and guided LVGS, from its early days as the Goodall Library Literacy Volunteers of America, to its more recent form as an independent, private, 501c3 nonprofit.  We are grateful for the countless hours of service that our volunteer tutors, Board members, office volunteers, and other dedicated individuals have devoted to this cause. 

Community support from businesses, individuals, service clubs, foundations, and other partners has played a fundamental role in our ability to carry out our mission.  Without this support, in the form of donated goods, services, funds, time, publicity, and friendship, we would not have come to our 25th anniversary. 

As we look to the future, we remain passionately dedicated to providing opportunities for students to improve their literacy skills so they can achieve their life goals relating to career, family, education, and civic participation.  We know that one person’s progress with literacy has a positive ripple effect on many other people, and we are honored to have a part in this inspirational story of human learning, dignity, courage and achievement.  

883 Main Street, Suite 4

Sanford, Maine 04073

(207) 324-2486


Posted by Ingrid Baily  on July 7, 2011

Accepting CNA Applications [Biddeford Adult Education]

Biddeford Adult Education is accepting applications for our next CNA courses.  Click HERE to get your application. Call  Sue at 282-3883 for more information.


Posted by Anne Beaulieu  on July 1, 2011 | Read more in: News