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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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Southwest Philadelphia Program Support Partnership Seeking Southwest Adult Education Programs

11 May 2017
General News

Deadline to Apply: 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 1, 2017 The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Adult Education (OAE) will provide program support in …

The 29th Annual Technology and Adult Education Conference

1 May 2017
Features News

Learn how technology can be used to increase access and opportunities for both learners and practitioners. The Office of Adult Education, in collaboration …

The April E-zine is here!

17 April 2017
Alliance News News

Welcome to the April 2017 edition of the Office of Adult Education (OAE) News E-zine. Read up on OAE programming, latest news and …

 
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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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