The Office of Adult Education
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The Office of Adult Education (OAE), a unit of the City’s Office of Workforce Development, is committed to serving the estimated 550,000 adults in Philadelphia with language and literacy barriers get the education they need to be successful in today’s workforce. Partnering with an expansive and diverse network of community-based organizations, OAE is committed to supporting Philadelphia residents improve their basic academic skills, enhance English language proficiency, attain high school credentials, prepare for training programs and increase their digital literacy.

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Call for Proposals

18 February 2020
Events News

Present at the 2020 Technology & Adult Ed Conference The Office of Adult Education in collaboration with Temple University’s Center for Community Partnerships, …

The Citywide Graduation is back June 17

29 January 2020
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If you have passed the GED®, HiSET®, or have earned credits towards and received your Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma (CSSD) you may be …

Fall Institute is back November 2

8 October 2019
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Fall Institute: Best Practices in Adult Education will empower you to build stronger learning communities and enhance both student and provider experiences. Join …

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Jessica Gorski

In 2014, Pittsburgh native Jessica Gorski relocated to Philadelphia. Working as an attorney for an insurance company, Jessica longed for a way to give back. Believing that there are few things more valuable than receiving a quality education, Jessica decided she would research volunteer op...

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