The Mayor's Commission on Literacy
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The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy has worked to equip all adults in Philadelphia with the education they need for work, family, and civic engagement since 1983.  The Commission was charged to work on behalf of over 80 literacy and workforce development programs to help the estimated 550,000 adults in the city functioning below basic adult education levels to qualify for family-sustaining jobs and post-secondary training and education.

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ConnectED Learning: 28th Annual Technology & Adult Education Conference

28 April 2016

ConnectED Learning Friday, May 13, 2015 at Temple University, Tuttleman Learning Center Featuring Keynote Speaker Shlomy Kattan, Senior Director, XPRIZE Adult learners today require educational …

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Now Hiring: Program Assistant

21 April 2016

Position: Program Assistant Type: Temporary – Independent Contractor The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy has created a system that engages all adults in Philadelphia …

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The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy Announces New Executive Director

21 April 2016

The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy (the Commission) today announced that Diane C. Inverso will serve as Executive Director of the Commission. With over …

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Viola Robinson

Viola Robinson never let dropping out of school in the 10th grade to care for her mother stop her love of reading. She credits her uncle for encouraging her and keeping her in class—even  if it was an unconventional setting. After raising three grandchildren, and doing some work with...

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