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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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18 December 2014
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The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy’s volunteer program engages adults interested in serving as Tutors, Tech Tutors, or Mentors to adult learners. Volunteers gain …

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Lincoln Financial Foundation Invests in Philadelphia’s Workforce

15 December 2014
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The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy Receives Lincoln Financial Foundation Grant   The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy received a $10,000 grant from the Lincoln …

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Mayor’s Commission on Literacy Selected for Digital Promise’s Beacon Project

9 December 2014
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The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy is proud to be selected for Digital Promise’s Beacon Project. Digital Promise is a nonprofit that aims 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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