American Association for Adult and Continuing Education
1827 Powers Ferry Road
Bldg 14, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30339 US
Phone: (678) 271-4319
Fax: (678) 229-2777

Commission for Community, Minority and Non-Formal Education (CCMNFE)

The commission on Community, Minority, Non-Formal Education (CCMNFE-AAACE) is dedicated to the belief that minority and non-formal life-long learners contribute to professional development and human fulfillment within communities as promoters of productive social change and advocates of relevant public policy and programs.

Director: Nancy Fire (



CCMNFE members include over 100 professionals, faculty and graduate students engaged in adult education.  Our work benefits local communities and adult learners representing all cultures and backgrounds. The membership includes representatives from non-profit organizations, religious organizations, continuing education programs, social organizations, business and government organizations, and colleges and universities. CCMNFE hosts on-going dialogues and group discussion on community related topics designed to improve social change and human relationships in society.

The CMNFE Commission has had four presidents since its inception; Dr. Vanessa Sheared, Dr. Elizabeth Ojo, Dr. Deborah LeBlanc, and Dr. Nancy Fire.


2014-2015 Highlights

Over 130 AAACE members are affiliated with CCMNFE.  At the 2014 AAACE conference, CCMNFE sponsored a keynote by Dr. Behrang Foroughi followed by a breakout session facilitated by Dr. Foroughi and Dr. Jo Tyler.  Dr.
Lucy Guglielmino presented her study of Sarah and Angelina Grimke, local advocates and abolitionists in Charleston, SC in the nineteenth century. CCMNFE supported over 15 other presentations at the AAACE conference and this year we hope for more!

For more information, contact Nancy Fire ( 

2013 Highlights

The Commission on Community, Minority, Non-Formal Education (CCMNFE-AAACE) co-hosted the 2013 Regional conference of the African American California Community College Trustees (AACCCT) in Sacramento, CA on July 11, 2013. Our theme this year was: “Civic Engagement to ensure Fiscal Accountability in Academic Access & Success for 21st Century Learners of Color”. The event was open to public at no cost. The conference was dynamic and engaging and provided a wealth of insightful resources and data for meeting the academic and life skill needs of black males in higher education. Participants were encouraged to attend the annual AAACE conference in Lexington, KY.


For more information and to participate contact Nancy Fire (





powered by MemberClicks