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. 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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The Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance seeks leaders to serve on its Advisory Board

17 June 2015

If you have a passion for improving the literacy skills of adults in the City of Philadelphia and want to help steer the …


Philadelphia Adult Education Organizations Celebrate Recent GED® Recipients During Citywide GED® Graduation

16 June 2015

There was cause for celebration for thirty adults and their loved ones on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, during Philadelphia’s first city-wide GED® graduation …

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Citywide GED® Graduation 2015

5 June 2015

The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy, along with several other adult education and workforce development organizations in Philadelphia, will host a Citywide GED® Graduation on …

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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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