Academy for Lifelong Learning

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Welcome to ALL

Enroll in academic and cultural programming.

Explore local and regional sites.

Enjoy new connections.

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Whether you are new to the community or a long-time resident, Academy for Lifelong Learning offers you opportunities to continue to learn and grow.

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“ALL has done a great job of gearing up for online classes in a stressful time. From those of us who don't get out much anymore, thank you for keeping us connected to new ideas.”

“ALL helps me keep my mind active.”

“I want to thank everyone at ALL for their excellent job with the quick switch to online classes. You've helped brighten this dark time.”

Donation Information

The Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) is a volunteer-led community providing a variety of educational and cultural programs in a pressure-free environment and offers short, college-level courses and other educational events - without homework, tests or credit. We fill a critical need in our community by providing valuable opportunities for learners to explore important local and regional sites, enroll in academic and cultural programming, and create new connections with like-minded individuals. 

Please consider supporting our work and contribute to our Endowment. For further information, contact Michou Yenokida at

Click on "Give Today" above to donate with your credit card or send a check to:

WWU Foundation-ALL
516 High Street, MS 9034
Bellingham WA 98225

Memo: Academy for Lifelong Learning


ALL Membership Information

Enjoy Member Benefits

  • 25% discount on fees for courses with membership (membership must be purchased first, discount will be automatically applied).
  • Participation in complimentary, self-directed Interest Groups such as our Contemporary Readings Discussion Group and World Affairs Discussion Group.
  • Borrowing privileges at Western's library.
  • Discounted student rates at university events, including some performing arts performances. (Free tickets not available.)
  • Invitations to special membership and social events.
  • Alumni privileges at Lakewood Boathouse (on Lake Whatcom) and Viking Union Outdoor Center.
  • Use of the Wade King Recreation Center at alumni and affiliates rates. Included in this benefit is use of the pool from Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 10 a.m., and Saturday - Sunday, full access all day beginning July 1, 2023.
  • 10% discount at Village Books.
  • First month free to new subscribers of Cascadia Daily News. Email to request the promo code.
  • In addition, you will be helping to support ALL as we continue to offer exceptional learning experiences.

Membership Cost

  • Full Year (July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025) - $50

2024-2025 memberships available on July 1, 2024.

How to Purchase a Membership

  • Pay online, using a credit card (Visa, M/C, AMEX, Discover). You will need to create an account in our new registration system first. Questions about the membership purchase process? Please contact our office at (360) 650-4970 if you are unable to purchase a membership online and we will assist you manually.

Other ways to join and support ALL

ALL Interest Groups

  • Contemporary Readings Discussion Group - First Monday of each month, 10 a.m. to noon
  • World Affairs Discussion Group - First Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m. to noon

Our Interest Groups are available via Zoom at no charge and no registration is required. If you want to participate and are not currently on our email lists, please contact Michou at


Since its beginning in 1997, the Academy for Lifelong Learning has been led by dedicated volunteers. ALL volunteers plan, schedule and coordinate classes, excursions and other events. They also assist with membership, program evaluation and scheduling.

If you wish to become a volunteer, please fill out the ALL Volunteer Signup Form
For additional information about volunteer opportunities, please contact us at or (360) 650-4970.


Contact Us

Emails us at or call (360) 650-4970.


For specific contact information, please see below:

Board of Directors

Russ Carlsen
(360) 961-1300

Curriculum Committee

Adam Moles
(360) 738-4342

Excursion Committee

Jeff Eastman
(253) 229-9404