Tue 17 Dec

The Rise and Decline of the Chautauqua Movement: Lessons for 21st Century Civic Adult Education

Ferki Ferati, Ed.D. Many people in Erie respect the Chautauqua Institution as a greateducational asset in our region. Its history is that of an organization thatstarted a movement that to... Read More »

Advancing Community Progress in Erie, Pennsylvania

The Jefferson Educational Society (JES) of Erie is a nonprofit institution where conversations commence and ideas take action. We were founded to promote civic enlightenment and community progress for the Erie Region through the study, research, and discussion of those ideas and events that have influenced the human condition. The Society offers courses, seminars, and lectures which explain the central ideas that have formed the past, assist in exploring the present, and offer guidance to enhance the civic future of the Erie Region.