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
The Winter/Spring Catalog will be mailed the end of this week. Registration will begin in February. There is an exciting list of classes. Visit the Winter/Spring Classes page.
In commemoration of Armistice Day, the Chelsea State Bank dedicated the south wall in its lobby in November to honoring Chelsea residents who had served in the military. One of those honored was Michael Muha who served in Vietnam and then at Fort Hood, TX from 1968 to 1971 as a computer specialist. Mr. Muha now brings his skill with computers to the service of the Adult Learners Institute (ALI) of Chelsea. Anyone who has taken an ALI class has seen him. Or if not him, we have seen his work. He is the quiet gentlemen sitting behind the cameras, adjusting the microphone of the instructor, making sure that a PowerPoint presentation runs smoothly and generally supervising the technology so that the classes run well. For more info and pictures, click on Gallery.
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 officers are: Steve Daut Chair, Sue Elkins Vice Chair, Peter Van Hoek Treasurer, and Dorothy Lieffers Secretary.
To donate, click here to go to the Contact Us section below and follow the donation directions.
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.
Karen Szymanski, 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:
Joan Gaughan, 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.
Peter Van Hoek, Chair
Prepares yearly budget proposals, maintains financial records, reconciles budget report and seek approval for monthly expenses.
As the Adult Learners Institute of Chelsea MI is a 501(c)(3) organization, personal contributions are tax-deductible.
The primary income for the Adult Learners Institute of Chelsea, MI is administration and class fees. However, the Covid-19 crisis has seriously impacted our revenues, while our basic operating expenses continue. While we are taking steps to minimize our expenses, your donations are critically important for ALI to weather this difficult time. We invite and encourage you to consider contributing to ALI at whatever level you can afford.
Donate by check: Make a check out to ALI of Chelsea MI Inc. and mail it to PO Box 134, Chelsea MI 48118.
Donate by card: To make a credit card contribution CLICK HERE.
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
To send a message to ALI, please fill in the form and click on Submit.
To complete the form, please add the sum at the bottom to help us deter spam!