Founded in 1933, the Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) is the first, nonprofit adult education center in New England. The Boston Center for Adult Education serves as a meeting place for the Boston community to gather, learn, discuss and create. The BCAE offers educational classes taught by well-qualified leaders, staff, and volunteers who share the mission of enhancing our community. Today the BCAE teaches classes in Boston for almost every interest. Students can experience everything from yoga, photography, belly dancing, and stand-up comedy, to scotch tasting, cooking, achieving financial freedom, ESL classes and much more. At their headquarters on Arlington Street you’ll find professional grade kitchens, top-notch technology, and versatile classroom space with free Wi-Fi.
The Boston Center for Adult Education seeks to provide educational opportunities for adults that foster personal and professional development, enhance a sense of community, and encourage social responsibility. In pursuit of these goals, the BCAE:
- Offers classes and programs responsive to adults’ emerging needs;
- Foster cross-cultural understanding through classes, collaborations, and other outreach efforts;
- Provides access to information and ideas that help create an enlightened and involved citizenry;
- Enlists the support of well-qualified leaders, staff, and volunteers who share our mission; and,
- Offers attractive, accessible facilities, appropriate for learning and sharing ideas as a low-cost alternative to other educational programs so as to merit the continuing respect, cooperation, and support of Boston’s educational, philanthropic, corporate, and neighborhood communities.