About Us

Mission and Vision ♦  Initiatives ♦  Policy Cabinet ♦  Partners ♦  Regional Plan

The Move UP! Partnership for Adult Learning offers leadership and coordination to the Capital Region’s adult education and training efforts, and provides technical assistance, professional development and other resources to our Region’s adult education centers, workforce training programs and community colleges

Move UP! works to improve adult literacy in the Capital Region by:

Mission and Vision

Mission: Move UP! provides leadership to the development of a regional adult literacy system that includes adult education providers, workforce training programs and community colleges, resulting in a high-quality, coordinated continuum of services that offers multiple pathways to educational success and jobs that pay sustainable wages.

Vision: Move UP!’s Partners envision a regional adult literacy system that offers:


Policy Cabinet

The Adult Literacy Policy Cabinet brings together top leaders from the state and region that control the policies and resources that directly affect the adult literacy system. This group, representing government, education, non-profit and philanthropic sectors, will address regional issues with significant statewide policy and system implications, by providing top-level guidance and advocating for the funding and systemic changes necessary to achieve results. 

To achieve better results, the Policy Cabinet has established three priorities:

  1. Make changes to better align and integrate the adult literacy system by realigning existing funding streams and creating dedicated funding to bring contextualized learning pilot programs to scale.
  2. Increase public awareness about the relationship between adult literacy and our economic future.
  3. Develop cross-sector program standards and an aligned accountability system by creating common program standards and the capacity to collect common data related to performance and outcomes.


Move UP!’s core partners provide, fund or directly support adult literacy efforts in the Greater Hartford Region. As partners, we work collaboratively to improve the delivery of adult literacy services so that more adults have access to the training and education that prepares them for the jobs that are available right here in the Hartford area.

Current Partners:
  1. 1199 Training and Education Fund
  2. Blue Hills Civic Association
  3. Capital Community College
  4. Capital Workforce Partners
  5. Center for Latino Progress
  6. CREC
  7. CURET
  8. East Hartford Adult Education
  9. Enfield Adult Education
  10. Goodwin College
  11. Hartford Adult Education
  12. Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  13. Hartford Public Library
  1. Literacy Volunteers of Enfield
  2. Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford
  3. Literacy Volunteers of New Britain
  4. Manchester Adult Education
  5. Manchester Community College
  6. New Britain Adult Education
  7. Plainville Adult Education
  8. United Way
  9. Urban League of Greater Hartford
  10. VOCAL
  11. Vernon Regional Adult Education
  12. West Hartford Adult & Continuing Education

Regional Plan

In 2010, adult literacy providers throughout the 37-town Greater Hartford Region, finalized the Capital Region Adult Literacy Plan. This plan, approved by the CT Employment and Training Commission (CETC), is the culmination of a three-year collaborative effort among adult literacy stakeholders to identify best practices, establish and test innovative programs and make systemic changes.The Plan calls for a coordinated network of literacy services that will:

To guide the implementation of this plan, key stakeholders have formed the Move UP! Partnership for Adult Learning to channel the organizational, financial and political capital necessary to achieve these critical objectives. Click here to see the entire Capital Region Adult Literacy Plan.