The Office of Adult Education
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The Office of Adult Education (OAE), formerly 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. OAE was charged to work on behalf of over 80 literacy and workforce development program to help the estimated 550,000 adults in the City who need to develop their workforce literacy skills to compete in our knowledge based economy, complete secondary education, or prepare to participate in post-secondary programs.

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Workforce Education VISTA

19 March 2018
Job Listing News

The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service is now accepting applications from qualified candidates to join the 2018-2019 Serve …

Call for Presenters

5 March 2018
Events News

The Office of Adult Education, in collaboration with Temple University’s Center for Social Policy and Community Development, invites you to join a distinguished …

Enroll Now: Classes for adults are now in Community Schools

27 February 2018

  Classes for adults are now in Community Schools Enroll in free adult education classes in these Community Schools and in other city …

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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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