The Academy for Lifelong Learning is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 corona virus and notifying members of updates as events unfold. Our host, SUNY Empire State College is taking proactive measures to protect the safety and security of students, faculty, and staff. For questions, please call Academy staff at (518) 587-2100, Jeff Shinaman x2390, or Vera Kasson x2415.



The Academy for Lifelong Learning (A.L.L.) is sponsored by Empire State College through the Empire State College Foundation. A.L.L. is a program in the college's Office of Communications and Marketing. The college provides office and classroom space as well as some advisory and administrative support.

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A.L.L. is one of over 400 Lifelong Learning Institutes (LLIs) in North America, affiliated with the Road Scholar Institute Network.

Road Scholar's mission is to provide educational experiences for older adults. The institutes are distinct from the Road Scholar travel program in that they are based in local communities throughout North America, and their membership determines the curriculum they offer. Each LLI is usually sponsored by a nearby college or university.

Road Scholar Institute Network provided invaluable advice and support in establishing A.L.L. in 1992, and the Academy has remained a member in the New England region since that date. A.L.L. members and staff have attended and volunteered as presenters at several regional and national conferences.