ACE is a volunteer organization dedicated to providing and supporting continuing education programs in cooperation with the Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University. ACE programs are interactive, energetic, and engaging. ACE independently sponsors Book Discussion Day, the Annual Book Sale, and Grazella Shepherd Lecture Day. Membership is open to anyone with an inquisitive mind. Membership dues and proceeds from the Annual Book Sale are our only sources of financial support. Support ACE and become a member today!
Read about the history of ACE, taken from the book "From the Trenches to Classrooms: Continuing Education at Case Western Reserve University and the Evolution of ACE" by Paula Coppedge, Eagle Creek Press, Solon, OH 2006: The History of ACE
Monday, April 23 | 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Get ready for a unique experience. You’ll be amazed, confounded, and ultimately dazzled by "Lincoln in the Bardo" by George Saunders.
Winner of the prestigious Man Booker Prize, universally hailed by critics as one of the most riveting books of 2017, "Lincoln in the Bardo" is by turns quirky, funny, and heartbreaking. The style is a hybrid of drama, biography, history, and fantasy woven skillfully into a narrative about a dark chapter in the life of Abraham Lincoln.
“The saddest man in the world” confronts the death of his beloved son Willie, while the Civil War rages, ripping the country apart, the preservation of the Union by no means certain. As he repeatedly visits his dead son in the cemetery, Lincoln is observed by a host of lively spirits trapped in the Bardo, a Tibetan Buddhist name for the transition period between death and rebirth.
Speaker: Steve Pinkerton, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, CWRU
Book: "Lincoln in the Bardo" by George Saunders.
Suburban Temple-Kol Ami | ACE Members: $25; Nonmembers: $30 | REGISTER >
Tuesday, May 15 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Bellefaire JCB, Ohio’s largest provider of children’s behavioral health services, has been providing services for at-risk youth and their families for nearly 150 years. Opened in 1868 as an orphanage for Jewish children, today Bellefaire serves children of all backgrounds from across the State of Ohio and the nation. In 2000, Bellefaire opened the Monarch Center for Autism on its beautiful 32-acre campus in Shaker Heights. Annually Bellefaire serves over 22,000 youth and their families in programs ranging from residential treatment to community-based programming.
Bellefaire JCB staff will provide an overview of the agency's work and small group tours of programs including The Monarch School for Autism, the Monarch Center for Transitional Education and the Monarch Board Academy (residential program). (Price includes a boxed lunch)
Off-Campus Studies is a program offered in collaboration with the Association for Continuing Education (ACE). Courses are eight weeks long and meet for 1.5 hours per class in locations throughout greater Cleveland. Off-Campus Studies is unique among continuing education programs because it is organized in collaboration with its participants.