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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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Commission Host Information and Enrollment Sessions in Partnership with Universal Daroff Charter School and Springboard Collaborative

28 July 2015
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Last week, The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy held two myPLACE℠ community-based open enrollment sessions to inform the public about adult education opportunities available …

Tutor Institute

RFP: Tutor Institute 2015

14 July 2015

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ________________________________     We are looking for dynamic workshops focused on practical and creative strategies that tutors and mentors could …

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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 …

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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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