The Commission on Adult Basic Education is a nationwide organization that is 15,000 members strong and growing. The purposes of our organization are to promote professional development, communication, leadership, and advocacy opportunities for our members. We are comprised of educators, administrators, mentors, and guides working to improve educational outcomes for adults and build communities. We advocate for more services, more funding, and less waiting by promoting student resources and the elimination of waiting lists that discourage and delay success. In every state, we support adult education programs that foster essential skills, family literacy, and workforce development. We look for innovative and effective ways to reach more adults who struggle with reading, writing, and problem solving. We develop, promote, and share best practices, policies and research for teaching basic education skills.