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ALI, a non-profit organization in Chelsea, MI, plans a wide range of educational courses to meet the interests and requests of our adult learners for winter/spring and fall terms.  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!   

2014 Fall Kick Off

The Fall Kick Off was held at Silver Maples in Chelsea.  Many of our fall instructors presented brief overview of their courses.  Entertainment was by the Ann Arbor Storytellers Group.  Four Fall class certificates were given out at the drawing.

The Ann Arbor Story Tellers Ann Arbor Storytellers at ALI Fall Kick Off

2014 Fall Courses

There are many exciting courses for this fall.  Registration will be by mail only.  See the Fall Courses page for the full list of courses.  You will find a printable copy of the registration form, catalog and calendar there.  

One course being offered with our partners, the Chelsea District Library and the Chelsea Senior Center is FREE but you must pre-register. See the course description for how to register for that course.

Catalogs have been mailed. Catalogs are also available at: the ALI office at 809 West Middle St., the Chelsea Senior Center, the front desk at CRC, Silver Maples and The Cedars of Dexter; the Chelsea District Library, the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, the Dexter Library, and the Dexter Chamber of Commerce and Senior Center.


ALI would not be possible without our volunteers. To continue to providing these courses we need volunteers.  We have openings for officers starting in 2014 and on our board of directors and committees including AudioVisual, Curriculum, Tech and Web.  So if you have enjoyed the courses, please consider volunteering.   For more information call 734-433-1000, ext. 7358, to leave a message. 

ALI Course Fees      

ALI is committed to providing high quality, low cost learning experiences geared toward the interests of adults in the Western Washtenaw community.  

You can select from a diverse set of educational courses, learn in a friendly atmosphere and meet new friends with common interests!  The course cost range from $10 to a max of $30.  The registration fee is $10.  Residents of Silver Maples, Chelsea Retirement Community and charter members of the Cedars of Dexter have registration fees waived.  

Scholarship funding is available for those who would benefit from financial assistance. Please see below.    

The course fees are based on the number of sessions per course:

  Fall 2014 fees    
  One session  $10  
  2 sessions $15  
  3 sessions $20  
  4 sessions $25  
  5 or more sessions $30  

Contributions Welcome

As the Adult Learners Institute of Chelsea MI is a 501c3 organization, personal contributions are tax-deductible. If you have enjoyed the ALI courses, we invite and encourage you to consider making a contribution to ALI at any time throughout the year. We thank you for your consideration. Please make your check out to ALI of Chelsea MI Inc. and mail it to 809 West Middle St., Chelsea MI 48118.

Scholarships Available
in 2014

If cost is prohibiting your enrollment, we encourage you to inquire about our assistance program.  For information about the eligibility requirements and application procedures, please contact the ALI Chair via mail to the ALI office or email at Alternatively, phone Jan Carr at 734-475-7034.  All scholarship information is kept confidential.


Who We Are

Based in Chelsea, Michigan, the Adult Learners Institute (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 Elderhostel Institute Network (EIN), a group of 320 similar organizations. We conduct our programs in cooperation with Washtenaw Community College.