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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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2015 Tutor Institute Sessions: Unleashing Learners Full Potential

7 October 2015
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This year’s Tutor Institute will focus on Unleashing Learners’ Full Potential.  In addition to a keynote address from Education Consultant, Andrea Lawful-Trainer, adult education tutors, …


2015 Tutor Institute: Andrea Lawful-Trainer, Education Consultant will deliver Keynote Address, “You Are The Lifeline… To the Future Success of Many”

1 October 2015
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    On Saturday, October 24, 2015, Philadelphia’s adult education tutors, teachers, volunteer coordinators, site administrators, and partners will come together for the 2015 Tutor …

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It’s a celebration! The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy Hosts Open House and Retirement Party RSVP Now

1 October 2015
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The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy recently relocated to 990 Spring Garden Street, Suite 300, Philadelphia, PA 19123.  Join us on Thursday, October 8th, …

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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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