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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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Digital Skills & Bicycle Thrills: Health and Fitness through Technology Pilot Receives Grant to Continue Program

21 July 2016

The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy (MCOL), the Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems, KEYSPOT, Indego, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and the Better Bike Share Partnership (BBSP) celebrated …

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Adult Learners and The Education On Ramp

13 July 2016
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Adult Learners and The Education On Ramp By Tyrone, KEYSPOT Lab Manager at Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships “Anyone who stops learning is …

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The Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma (CSSD) Citywide Graduation

28 June 2016

On June 22, 2016, Mayor Jim Kenney and Police Commissioner Richard Ross, Jr. addressed the Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma (CSSD) Citywide Graduation, hosted by …

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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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