Based in Chelsea, Michigan, the Adult Learners Institute provides a diverse selection of quality community-based learning experiences and camaraderie for adults in western Washtenaw County. ALI is a Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) affiliated with the LLI Resource Network at RoadScholar, a group of hundreds of similar organizations. We conduct our programs in cooperation with Washtenaw Community College.
As always, our experienced instructors create a relaxed learning environment where students can ask questions, share experiences or just sit and listen. And there is no homework!
News & Events
As we wrap up another successful year at the Chelsea Adult Learners Institute, we are especially thankful for the many incredible volunteers that make our organization work. In addition to the all-volunteer Advisory Board and the dedicate professional instructors, there are many dedicated individuals who work behind the scenes to organize and run events, write, proofread, and mail out our catalogs, and collect your feedback and comments on the work we do in order to help us serve everyone to the best of our ability. Of course, we couldn’t do it without a supportive audience, either, so we thank everyone who has supported us by registering and attending classes. As all instructors know, we often learn as much as we teach when we have engaged and knowledgeable students.
We also want to thank our strategic partners, including Washtenaw Community College, the Chelsea Senior Center, the Chelsea District Library, Chelsea Community Education, Silver Maples, The Chelsea Wellness Center/5 Healthy Towns Foundation, the Cedars of Dexter, St. Mary Church, First United Church of Chelsea, and St. Paul United Church of Christ.
This year, as always, we offered classes in a wide range of interesting topics including musical composers and musical theater, an abundance on nature topics, travelogues from around the world, as well as historical events and perspectives. With your continued help, Chelsea Adult Learners will continue to provide a diverse selection of quality community-based learning experiences and camaraderie for adults in Western Washtenaw County. Thank you all for your support!
- Our Ongoing Great Lakes and Marine Issues Starting on Wednesday, November 7, Cheryl Wells, will discuss water issues in the Great Lakes and in our oceans. This class meets on two Wednesdays from 2:00-4:00 pm at St. Mary Church in Chelsea.
- Scandinavian Islands and Architecture. This class will be offered again next semester. Unfortunately it has been cancelled this semester due to the instructor’s illness. Watch for it in the Winter/Spring 2019 class list.
Who We Are
Based in Chelsea, Michigan, ALI provides a diverse selection of quality community-based learning experiences and camaraderie for adults in western Washtenaw County. ALI is a Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) affiliated with the LLI Resource Network at RoadScholar, a group of hundreds of similar organizations. We conduct our programs in cooperation with Washtenaw Community College.
We’re always looking for more folks to work with us to continue providing exciting and fun classes for western Washtenaw County area adults.
The 2018 officers are: Steve Daut Chair, Dick Dice Vice-Chair, Wendy Broshar Treasurer, and Loretta Thirty Secretary.
To volunteer for committees (see below for description), one-time projects or the board of directors, send an email to: info@AdultLearnersInstitute.org.
ALI Board of Directors
Jan Longworth and Camie Noah, Co-Chairs
Determines class line-up, organizes class schedule, communicates with instructors, schedules facilities, evaluates classes/teachers.
Lori Shapiro, Chair
Registers participants, recruits and directs class assistants, maintains demographic records. Develops registration policy and procedures.
Dorothy Lieffers, Chair
Maintains website. Updates web site content based on input from the Board and other chairs.
Dorothy Lieffers, Chair
Assists with technology issues. Maintains databases and computers.
Mike Muha, Chair
Arranges technical support for classes. Train tech assistants to help during classes.
Public Relations Committee:
Sandra Vadlamudi, Chair
Prepares press releases and other advertising, oversees design of brochure, organizes bulk mailings, designs flyers. Takes photographs and uploads them to the photo repository.
Wendy Broshar, Chair
Prepares yearly budget proposals, maintains financial records, reconciles budget report and seek approval for monthly expenses.
To be added to the mailing list, please send us your name, address, home and/or mobile phone number, and email address via the contact form below or to email@example.com. Please indicate if you would like a mailed catalog, announcements emailed or both. Catalogs (including calendars and registration forms) will also be available at the ALI office; the Chelsea and Dexter Senior Centers; the front desk at CRC, Silver Maples and the Cedars of Dexter; the Chelsea, Dexter and Manchester District Libraries and the Chelsea and Dexter Chambers of Commerce.
ALI classes are cancelled when the Chelsea District Schools are closed due to inclement weather. See their web site www.chelsea.k12.mi.us for closing information. Classes cancelled for any reason will not be automatically rescheduled.
Adult Learners Institute
PO Box 134
Chelsea MI 48118
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