Director's Message

Susie Passeggi (Director)

We’re pleased to share that, after several years of uncertainty, adult education in local school districts is here to stay! In January, Governor Brown included dedicated funding for adult education in local school districts in his proposed State budget. While programs at CVACE have been maintained thanks to our supportive Board of Education, the Governor’s budget provides adult schools across the state with much- needed stability and a clearer path forward.

Adult schools are now better positioned to expand and continue to do what we do best – provide life-changing educational services to adults, helping individuals improve their literacy, obtain their high school diploma or GED, learn English, go to college, start a new career, gain employment, support their children in school, keep sharp with lifelong education, and become contributing members of our communities. We want to thank our “soon to be retiring” Superintendent, Jim Negri, for being a champion for adult education throughout his career. He is one of the reasons why Castro Valley Adult & Career Education has remained whole during these challenging years, why we provide a robust Parent University each year, and why we are considered an important part of our “K-Adult” school district. We hope to see Mr. Negri taking FUN classes on our campus next year as a retiree!

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” Spring and Summer are great times to stretch your mind and explore something new. See what’s new on page 1 (lots of new TECH CLASSES! ) and flip through this brochure to see what you’ve been missing!


Hoping to see you on campus,
Susie Passeggi, Director