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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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Become an Adult Literacy Mentor Trainer

16 October 2014
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Adult Literacy Mentor Trainer Position Position Description: The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy is hiring experienced facilitators for the exciting, innovative course on volunteer …

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Philadelphia Selected as Recipient of ‘Second Chance Act’ Grant

3 October 2014
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Philadelphia was recently selected as a recipient of the Second Chance Act grant. Funds will support the Philadelphia Returning Citizens Demonstration Program that focuses …

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Faith Leaders Initiative Meeting

2 October 2014
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On Wednesday, October 1, The Commission and the Mayor’s Office of Faith-Based Initiatives (MOFI) invited faith leaders to a breakfast meeting to discuss adult …

 
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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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