Concord Community Education (CCE) is one of the oldest non-credit, public education programs in New Hampshire. Adult education has been a part of the Concord Community since 1971, beginning with the formation of the Night Lite series of classes. Today, CCE is the hub of an educational network serving residents from more than 25 neighboring communities in the greater Concord area and beyond. A self-supporting program of the public school, CCE’s operating budget is funded entirely from course fees.
What Does Community Education Mean? Through its proud tradition of public schooling, the "business" of Concord has always been education. The Concord Public Schools has built on this tradition, expanding the concept of public education to serve the many different constituencies which make up Concord and its larger community. CCE fulfills its mission by providing service to the community and enlisting its support for public education. As partners with the schools in a common purpose, CCE is committed to offering lifelong educational opportunity to all: newcomers to the United States, working people and professionals, those in transition or career change, older citizens, persons with special needs, and especially to those who have not been able to participate fully in the educational process. CCE is also dedicated to supporting public education by creating and providing opportunities for innovation and flexibility in the school curriculum. By offering programs that bridge the generations, the Concord Public Schools seeks to unite the community in a common purpose --- educating for the improvement of the quality of life for all its members.