The Siegal Lifelong Learning Program connects the academic world and Northeast Ohio's wider community. Through innovative and engaging programming, adults of all ages can pursue their love of learning. Classes, workshops, and lectures provide opportunities for participants to interact with internationally renowned scholars who share their cutting-edge research, and to engage in lively conversation about current topics of interest. For those who have never taken a class or attended a lecture - please join us. For those who have studied with Siegal Lifelong Learning before - welcome back!  


To provide high-quality non-credit adult education opportunities for residents of Northeast Ohio and beyond.


To set a national standard for the highest quality university-based continuing education program, enriching individuals’ lives and enhancing community life.


Education is a Lifelong Pursuit
We understand learning as an activity that engages and enriches individuals over the course of their lives.

Superior Instruction and Experience
Learning with experts and with peers nourishes individual lives and deepens the educational interaction.

We partner with organizations and institutions regionally, nationally, and internationally that share our values and commitment to excellence.

Scholarly Engagement
We work to bridge the gap between the walls of the university and the public, by facilitating faculty engagement with the broader community.

Civic Wellbeing
We believe that community education and adult education enhance economic and civic wellbeing.

Diversity of Choice
We strive to reach a wide sector of lifelong learners, whose interests and learning styles are broad and varied.

We endeavor to make Lifelong Learning opportunities accessible to as broad a constituency as possible in Northeast Ohio and beyond.

Executive Director's Message

Hard as it is to believe, this summer marks Siegal Lifelong Learning’s five-year anniversary, and we are pleased to note our accomplishments during that period and excited to continue growing our programming to serve our community. Starting with under 2,000 participants in our program, we have now connected with over 4,000 individuals who have participated in hundreds of courses, lectures, and other educational programs. We are so grateful for your continued enthusiasm for lifelong learning, and we remain committed to providing you great programs with great faculty.

Reflecting on these past five years demands some words of thanks to the many individuals and organizations that enable our program to succeed. A great debt is owed to Laura and Alvin Siegal who had the vision to support Case Western Reserve University’s foray into a broad-based lifelong learning program. The university, under President Barbara Snyder’s leadership, boldly shared that outlook and encouraged our continued growth. We have also been supported from the outset by philanthropic contributions large and small, all critical for maintaining our progress.

The Association for Continuing Education also supports our operation, but more importantly, ACE shares our values to serve our lifelong learning constituents in Northeast Ohio. We look forward to continued collaboration.

Most importantly, I want to thank all of our instructors. They are the lifeblood of our program, and as I often say, no one gets rich teaching adult education. Our faculty participate because they are passionate about their teaching and they are committed to their students. It is their generosity of time and talent more than anything else that makes our program so successful.

We are excited to have you join us for the next five years and more!

Brian Amkraut
Executive Director, 
The Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, 
Case Western Reserve University