The Office of Adult Education
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The Office of Adult Education (OAE), a unit of the City’s Office of Workforce Development, is committed to serving the estimated 550,000 adults in Philadelphia with language and literacy barriers get the education they need to be successful in today’s workforce. Partnering with an expansive and diverse network of community-based organizations, OAE is committed to supporting Philadelphia residents improve their basic academic skills, enhance English language proficiency, attain high school credentials, prepare for training programs and increase their digital literacy.

 
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Fall Institute is back November 2

8 October 2019
Events News

Fall Institute: Best Practices in Adult Education will empower you to build stronger learning communities and enhance both student and provider experiences. Join …

The City Celebrates Adult Education Month

16 September 2019
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The Office of Adult Education, a division of the Office of Workforce Development, is committed to addressing the underlying barriers that prevent Philadelphians from accessing …

Adult education classes now enrolling in Community Schools

23 August 2019
News

Adult education classes are returning to nine Philadelphia Community Schools. Residents (16 years or older) can now enroll in classes in their neighborhoods …

 
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Jessica Gorski

In 2014, Pittsburgh native Jessica Gorski relocated to Philadelphia. Working as an attorney for an insurance company, Jessica longed for a way to give back. Believing that there are few things more valuable than receiving a quality education, Jessica decided she would research volunteer op...

 
 
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