The Mayor's Commission on Literacy
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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.  The Commission was charged 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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Serve on the Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance Advisory Board

26 May 2016
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Become an Advisory Board Member!  The Philadelphia Alliance Literacy Alliance seeks new Board Members to sit on the Advisory Board. As a Board Member …

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Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance Membership

25 May 2016
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It’s time to renew your yearly membership in the Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance! Please take a moment to renew or become a member …

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Now Hiring: Creative Marketing Associate

24 May 2016
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Reports to Director of Communications The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy seeks an extremely creative individual with a motivated, self-starter attitude to be responsible …

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Viola Robinson

Viola Robinson never let dropping out of school in the 10th grade to care for her mother stop her love of reading. She credits her uncle for encouraging her and keeping her in class—even  if it was an unconventional setting. After raising three grandchildren, and doing some work with...

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