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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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Tutor Institute 2014

21 September 2014

  Fall Tutor Institute Saturday, October 25, 2014 9:30am – 3:00pm   The following sessions will be offered at this year’s Tutor Institute: …

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Head for Success with the GED® to College Success Program

15 September 2014

District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund is recruiting students for their GED®  to College Success Program. This free program provides a direct route …


Adult Education: Finally Hip to the Game

25 August 2014

EdSurge, a leading site for educators, entrepreneurs and investors involved in education technology has received a grant from the Joyce Foundation to bring more awareness to …

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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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