Sample a Course

ACE MV hosts its annual Course Sampling Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.

Pizza Sales Benefit ACE MV

Partner your pizza with education on Tuesday, July 22, as a portion of proceeds from Flatbread Pizza sales benefit the Island’s adult education program, ACE MV.

Praise for ACE MV

I am grateful to be part of a community that supports the enrichment and cultivation of our human resources.

Funding for ACE

As the town meeting season begins this spring, I hope that all Island residents will support funding for our Adult Education program, which has been offering classes to all of us for the last six years.

Generous Benefit

The friends and board of ACE MV want to publicly thank Phil and Colleen and the staff of Offshore Ale for providing the venue for our Dine and Donate auction fundraiser Sunday, Feb. 9.

Adult Education Program Seeks Tools for Financial Survival

Adult and Community Education of Martha’s Vineyard (ACE MV) needs a lifeline to pull it out of a funding crisis. The all-Island school committee agreed to act as the fiscal agent for the educational nonprofit for one year, allowing it to receive public funds. The question comes before voters in all Island towns this spring.

Developer Seeks to Open Bar, Bowling Alley in Oak Bluffs

A faded yellow building that once housed the Oak Bluffs laundromat may become the future site of a bowling alley.

Reid (Sam) Dunn, the architect who developed the Tisbury Marketplace in Vineyard Haven, presented a preliminary proposal to open a bowling alley, restaurant and bar on Uncas avenue to the town selectmen Tuesday.

“This is totally informational,” Mr. Dunn said. “We wanted to let you know that the project is in the works.”

Fall Courses Offered

ACE MV has remaining fall classes open to adult students. Offerings include yoga teacher training, a practicum in early childhood education, a Wampanoag culture class and a workshop titled Envisioning Your Emerging Self.

As Fall Classes Begin, Adult Education Faces Final Year Unless Funding Can Be Found

From cooking to bookkeeping, the course selection at ACE MV attracts increasing interest every year. But facing a mounting financial crisis, the organization is looking to secure public funding by next fall, or close down operations permanently.

ACE MV Confronts Financial Pressures

When Lorena Crespo moved to the Island six years ago, her English was shaky. So she enrolled in an English as a Second Language class taught by Lynn Ditchfield at the high school.

At first, she didn’t know many people here, but her classes in ESL and art education expanded her social circle. And when she wanted to advance her degree in early childhood education, Adult and Community Education of Martha’s Vineyard (ACE MV) offered her that opportunity also.

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