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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. Mayor Michael A. Nutter has charged The Commission 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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Call for Proposals

17 July 2014

The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy, in collaboration with District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund, invites you to share your knowledge, lessons learned, and …


So You Think You can Educate Adults?

14 July 2014

This article is the second in a three-part series from Mr. Russo highlighting challenges, opportunities, and trends in the adult learning market. The …


Community College of Philadelphia’s Reentry Support Projects Assists Adults with Criminal Records

14 July 2014

From July 7, 2014 to August 8, 2014, the Reentry Support Project is assisting qualified adults with criminal records with every step of …

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Sheila Williams-Brown

Attaining her GED® and becoming a registered nurse had been twin goals for Sheila Williams-Brown since 1980. But providing for her family as a busy young mother always took precedence. Then, with the help of a volunteer math tutor at the Free Library of Philadelphia, Sheila was able to...

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