The Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement Accepting Applications for SERVE Philadelphia VISTA
The Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service is accepting applications for a SERVE Philadelphia AmeriCorps VISTA member to serve on a project designed to increase access to educational opportunities and strengthen community volunteer networks.
It's Official: myPLACE Campuses are Open for Business!
Mayor Michael A. Nutter and The Mayor's Commission on Literacy celebrate the grand opening of three new myPLACE campuses. Click the picture to read more
26th Annual Technology and Adult Education Conference
"Connected Learning in Adult Education"
Join us at Temple University’s Main Campus on Friday, May 16, 2014. Click the photo for more information.
2014 PRO BONO CITIZENSHIP DAY
SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2014
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Commission Hosts Regional Engagement Session with OVAE
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Volunteer In Your Neighborhood!
Help adult learners to achieve and attain levels of knowledge that will let them start to study for a GED. Click here to learn more about becoming a volunteer tutor.
The Commission Makes IBM's Reading Companion Software Available to Literacy Agencies
Reading Companion is IBM's web-based voice recognition technology that help adults learn how to read.
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Become a Tech Tutor!
Get involved by helping Philadelphia’s adult learners increase their digital skills!
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Meet the Commission
Together, we can share our time, energy, and expertise to make positive changes in our city. As volunteers, we can support the efforts of City government, champion the work of Philadelphia’s extraordinary non-profit organizations and follow the example of service set by generations of Philadelphians.
-Michael A. Nutter, Mayor
Start a Literacy Program
If your organization is interested in starting a literacy program, The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy is available as a resource. From free tutor trainings, membership in the Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance, and professional development – you can become equipped to serve Philadelphia’s adult learners.
"I have greatly enjoyed the students I have tutored and it has been extremely rewarding to watch these learners continue to develop skills in reading, writing and English and perhaps most of all to begin to gain the confidence they need to go out into the world and do the things they want to do."-Carol Coffin, Literacy Tutor.
Looking for a Class? Welcome. Prepare for your future by helping to find learning in classes or with a tutor that best fit your needs. For help finding a class, please call 215-686-5250 to get started.
Do you work or volunteer in adult literacy or workforce development? Meet with colleagues, participate in lively discussions, attend workshops and forums, access free resources, network, and interact with colleagues from across the City.
The Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance met on Friday, April 4th for the second quarterly meeting of 2014 to discuss research and innovations in adult education, workforce and youth development. During the meeting members of the Philadelphia
Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service is accepting applications for one full time SERVE Philadelphia AmeriCorps VISTA member to serve for a period of one year on a project designed to increase access