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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!   

Pam Radcliffe Memorial Lecture

The Memorial Lecture will be held on Thursday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Silver Maples.  The lecture is free with no registration needed. The guest speaker is Stephen Aaron Goutman, MD who is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at UMHS speaking on "The History and Causes of ALS: Unraveling its Mystery."

Pam Radcliffe was a founding member of Adult Learners Institute serving on its Board and PR Committee.  She became ill with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and died in May 2015. This lecture is in her honor. 

2016 Winter/Spring Courses

Registration has started and is by mail only for the Winter/Spring's courses. The Winter/Spring Courses page lists the 2016 courses. Click here for a link to a printable catalog, registration form, and calendar.

Some courses are sure to break up the winter including:

  • Experiencing World War II: the View from the Home Front
  • Islands of the Great Lakes
  • History and Architecture of Downtown Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti . 

Courses continue through May.  Other topics include history, musical theater, science, food, art, nature and travelogues. Two free courses are being offered with each of our partners, the Chelsea Senior Center and the Chelsea District Library.  


ALI would not be possible without our volunteers. To continue to providing these courses we need volunteers.  We have openings for officers and on our board of directors and committees including AudioVisual, PR, 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.  There may be additional fees for course materials or supplies.

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:

  2016 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.

Financial Assistance Available
in 2016

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 assistance 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.