Remembering Commission Chair, E. Steven Collins. Click the picture to read more...
State Legislators Gather in Philadelphia to Examine Adult Literacy and Workforce Readiness Across PA
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GED® 2014: Are you ready?
The current version of the GED® test is expiring at the end of 2013. Learn about the new changes.
Volunteer In Your Neighborhood!
Help adult learners to achieve and attain levels of knowledge that will let them start to study for a GED. Click here to learn more about becoming a volunteer tutor.
Become a Tech Tutor!
Get involved by helping Philadelphia’s adult learners increase their digital skills!
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Meet the Commission
Together, we can share our time, energy, and expertise to make positive changes in our city. As volunteers, we can support the efforts of City government, champion the work of Philadelphia’s extraordinary non-profit organizations and follow the example of service set by generations of Philadelphians.
-Michael A. Nutter, Mayor
Are You a Learner?
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Welcome. We’re excited to help you work towards a better future by helping to find classes that best fit your needs.
Start a Literacy Program
If your organization is interested in starting a literacy program, The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy is available as a resource. From free tutor trainings, membership in the Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance, and professional development – you can become equipped to serve Philadelphia’s adult learners.
"I have greatly enjoyed the students I have tutored and it has been extremely rewarding to watch these learners continue to develop skills in reading, writing and English and perhaps most of all to begin to gain the confidence they need to go out into the world and do the things they want to do."-Carol Coffin, Literacy Tutor.
Looking for a Class? Welcome. Prepare for your future by helping to find learning in classes or with a tutor that best fit your needs. For help finding a class, please call 215-686-5250 to get started.
Do you work or volunteer in adult literacy or workforce development? Meet with colleagues, participate in lively discussions, attend workshops and forums, access free resources, network, and interact with colleagues from across the City.
In a four-part NPR series education reporter, Kavitha Cardoza’s discusses adult education. The series highlights the current adult literacy crisis facing communities across the country. This report is part of the American Graduate: Let’s
The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy seeks experienced online facilitators for its online cohorts of adult learners in six-week, interactive courses in Low Intermediate Math and Low Intermediate Reading and Writing. For more information and instr
The Commission Appears on Temple University TV!
The Commission’s Director of Adult Literacy Programs, Diane Inverso, discusses upcoming changes to the GED test in 2014.