Entries by Jamie Christo

Exciting News: The Strategic Plan Results Are In!

Jewish Vocational Service and the BCAE Join Together For A Future of Economic Opportunity We are thrilled to announce that Jewish Vocational Service (JVS), and the Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) are joining together to support economic opportunity for Boston area low-income workers, immigrants and others with obstacles to economic success. By combining BCAE and JVS, the […]

Keep in Touch with Instructors!

Whether you have followed them for years or just gotten to know them, our instructors want to keep in touch! Check out where they are teaching next, how to find them on social media, or maybe set up a private session. Click Here! Please visit our website for information on: Strategic Plan Updates and Results […]

An Open Letter to Instructors

To All of Our Dedicated Instructors: “Thank you.” Two short words. Yet, the heart-felt appreciation that they hold runs deep and wide. From students, staff, Board members, and supporters, stories have poured in about the ways that BCAE, that YOU have made a difference in their lives. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Life is a journey, […]

It’s so hard to say goodbye…

As we close this chapter of the BCAE’s history to embark on a new journey, we asked staff to share a memory, a final thought, or a lasting impression the BCAE has had on them. From Staff Past & Present Never have I worked with a more dedicated group of people than my team at […]

Reflections & Feedback

Reminiscing Years Past While Forging a Path Forward As BCAE announced its plans to cease current programming and re-envision its approach to supporting adult education, our strategic planning partner, TDC provided a link for feedback from constituents.  Many people expressed appreciation for the learning opportunities had at the BCAE over many decades. Similarly, the BCAE […]

Instructor Reflections

Over the years, the BCAE has engaged many wonderful and talented instructors.  As we come to the close of this chapter in the BCAE’s history, we asked our instructors to reflect on their experiences, memories, and feelings about their time here.  Here are some excerpts from their reflections. Describe your students in one word: “Purposeful” […]

Strategic Planning: More than a roll of the dice

In an age when creating a future “something” is dominated by computer programming, CAD drawings, coding and algorithms, YouTube instructionals, and Internet searches for “How do I…,” the process dubbed in the 60’s as “strategic planning” is decidedly a people-with-people process that is as much an iterative process as it is deliberative. In October 2019, […]

Interview with Dean Hara

In an effort to keep our constituents informed during our strategic planning process, we will be posting information to this section of our website. Please check back for updates. Our first post is an interview with BCAE’s Board Chair, Dean Hara. Below he will tell you a little bit about himself, how he came to […]