The Arizona Association for Lifelong Learning (AALL), in collaboration with Mountain Plains Adult Education Association (MPAEA) is pleased to announce the MPAEA - AALL Regional Spring Conference  2022.

Facing a Changing World: Skills for the Future”  

This year's conference will use a hybrid format (virtual and in-person) at Rio Salado College Conference Center in Tempe Arizona on Thursday, April 28th, 2022 through Saturday, April 30th, 2022. 

Stay tuned for more information!

Mark your calendar now. You won't want to miss this.


Through the support of our many members, volunteers, friends, neighbors, students, and many others, the Arizona Association for Lifelong Learning is fulfilling its mission. Your contribution of time, energy, and resources is an investment in our communities that delivers great returns. Returns that are measured in a stronger community, a higher quality of life, and a better world. We eagerly await your contributions. 

Mission Statement

AALL strives to improve opportunities for educational growth by promoting and inspiring lifelong learning and adult literacy in Arizona

Strategic Goals

  • Collaboration: Build and maintain networks across the state between individuals and groups.
  • Communication: Utilize publications and technology to share ideas, successes, and best practices.
  • Professional development: Foster excellence by organizing conferences and trainings.
  • Awareness & AdvocacyRaise public awareness about the value of adult education as a part of workforce investment through relationship building, student voice, and leadership development.
  • We monitor and tackle issues affecting our community of lifelong learners.
  • We empower education programming for special populations not well served by traditional education.
  • We are advocates for adult education.

During Adult Education and Literacy Week, our COABE legislative advocate has been raising awareness across the state, meeting with federal reps and…. Three AZ mayors issued proclamations to recognize national Adult Education & Family Literacy week!

(Tucson, Flagstaff, Phoenix)

Thank you Sara Haghighi for all your hard work!

The AALL Annual Awards provide an opportunity to honor Adult Educators and Advocates for their dedication, innovation and passion in our field.  

On September 18th we recognized the winners at the AALL Awards Ceremony during the ADE Institute!

click here to see the winners!

Adult Student Scholarship in honor of Linda Mead

This scholarship fund was created in Linda’s name to keep her spirit, legacy and passion for adult education alive in our memories and deeds.

 Linda was the first Adult Education Family Literacy teacher in the Family Tree Program at Mesa Public Schools. She later served as the district Adult Education and Family Literacy Director. In addition to her work with the school district, Linda taught part time at Chandler Gilbert Community College. In retirement, Linda was instrumental in creating a church-based adult school which continues to provide free classes in GED, ESL and Citizenship preparation.

Linda Mead - 5/15/46 to 7/22/20

AALL is a proud partner of #MoveAheadWithAdultEd, a new national campaign enrolling adult learners into career training programs that equip them with skills that lead to jobs paying a family-sustaining wage.

The campaign targets the millions of Americans who need to reskill or upskill to re-enter the workforce.

Find out more about adult ed in Arizona by following our social media or clicking below for more info on Arizona's programs and COABE's campaign!

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