Since 1983, the Michigan Association of Community and Adult Education (MACAE) has provided professional development, resources and training, best practices and networking for adult, alternative and community education leaders. We are a grass roots organization, organized by practitioners, helping other practitioners.


Our mission is to engage in partnerships, provide member support and advocate for lifelong learning, leading to employment and self-sufficient families.


To provide a cohesive framework for community education through collaboration and guidance at the local, state and federal level.


  • We provide a positive voice for our learners.
  • We recognize the value of employment and self-sufficient families.
  • We embrace continuous improvement and always look for better ways to provide services.
  • Partnerships make us stronger