Adult Learners Institute

The Adult Learners Institute (ALI) supports lifelong learning and plans a wide range of educational classes to meet the interests of adults in western Washtenaw County.

Lifelong Learning

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

Word from ALI Chair Steve Daut

As we being to wrap up our 28th semester of lifelong learning classes at Chelsea Adult Learners Institute, it’s time once again to thank our instructors, students, and volunteers, including our all-volunteer Board of Directors, for their invaluable contributions to the ongoing success of our organization. Like the leaves of fall, the programs we offer this semester span a colorful variety of subjects. From genes to genealogy, sauces to spiders, and oceans to the Old West Side of Ann Arbor, our programs take you around the world, out to the Universe and inside to your DNA. By all measures, this semester has been one of our most successful ever, including students from 12 different communities. Continuing that success, our incredible Curriculum Committee has given us a sneak peek at the winter/spring, and it’s going to be another compelling opportunity to explore new worlds.

We encourage you to get involved with ALI! A lifelong commitment to learning can expand into a commitment to helping others learn, and we offer many opportunities through our organization. Whether you are willing to step up as a member of our Board of Directors, a class assistant, organizing an event of stuffing envelopes, it all counts, and it all helps us to remain the only independent lifelong learning non-profit in the country, and quite possibly, in the Universe. Thanks again for your support, and we’ll see you in class!

Fall 2019 Kick Off

At the Kick Off for the Fall 2019 Semester instructors presented a short overview of their fall classes.  Two lucky attendees won $25 certificates for classes.  See the Fall classes page for a list of the fall classes.
Fall 2019 Instructors

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 2019 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 2019 Board of Directors

ALI Board of Directors

Committees

 

Curriculum Committee:

Jan Longworth and Camie Noah, Co-Chairs
Determines class line-up, organizes class schedule, communicates with instructors, schedules facilities, evaluates classes/teachers.

Registration Committee:

Sandra Vadlamudi, Chair
Registers participants, recruits and directs class assistants, maintains demographic records. Develops registration policy and procedures.

Web Committee:

Dorothy Lieffers, Chair
Maintains website. Updates web site content based on input from the Board and other chairs.

Technology Committee:

Dorothy Lieffers, Chair
Assists with technology issues. Maintains databases and computers.

 

Audiovisual Committee:

Mike Muha, Chair
Arranges technical support for classes. Train tech assistants to help during classes.

Public Relations Committee:

Dick Dice, 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.

Finance Committee:

Wendy Broshar, Chair
Prepares yearly budget proposals, maintains financial records, reconciles budget report and seek approval for monthly expenses.

Contact Us

Catalogs

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 info@adultlearnersinstitute.org.  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.

Class Cancellation

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.

 

Contact ALI:

Adult Learners Institute
PO Box 134
Chelsea MI 48118

info@adultlearnersinstitute.org

734-292-5540

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