ACE MV Adult & Community Education is the Island’s center for education, meeting the needs of Martha’s Vineyard residents and strengthening the economy and culture of our Island.

As a 501-c-3 non-profit organization, ACE MV contracts with agencies and higher-ed institutions to fulfill education needs for individuals and professionals. We are funded by tuition, which we always strive to keep affordable, by grants from the six Island towns and from private foundations, and by donations from year-round residents, summer residents, and visitors eager to support the Martha’s Vineyard they love.

ACE MV provides opportunities to earn a certificate, license, or degree in a number of economic sectors, allowing Vineyard residents to pursue advanced learning without leaving the Island. We are also a platform for individuals to learn about and discuss current events and community concerns, hosting panels, lectures and workshops that educate and inspire. 

ACE MV remains committed to developing and launching new programs that benefit our Island’s people, land and waters, constantly renewing and expanding our partnerships both on and off-Island to bring our residents opportunities to grow and thrive.

Our Vision

We envision a Vineyard community which is economically and culturally rich—whose youth and adults are independent, self-confident and have the ability to achieve professional and personal goals.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide Vineyard residents and workforce with learning experiences that enable them to thrive through skill building, professional development, credentialing, and life-long learning.


The Impact of ACE MV


In 2021, 72 certificates or advanced degrees were earned by Islanders.


In 2021, 678 students enrolled in learning opportunities with their neighbors and colleagues.


To date, 1,230 classes have been offered in business, healthcare, renewable energy, education, language, trade, and more!


To date, 8,000 Islanders have been served with classes and programming.