The Office of Adult Education
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The Office of Adult Education (OAE), formerly 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. OAE was charged to work on behalf of over 80 literacy and workforce development program to help the estimated 550,000 adults in the City who need to develop their workforce literacy skills to compete in our knowledge based economy, complete secondary education, or prepare to participate in post-secondary programs.

 
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Events: PHL Adult Education Month 2018

4 September 2018
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September is Philadelphia Adult Education Month! On September 8, 2018 the world will highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. …

Adult Education Classes in Community Schools

22 August 2018
Adult Literacy in the News News

Enroll now in FREE adult education classes at your neighborhood’s Community School! About Adult Education in Community School Free adult education classes are …

Digital Skills Bicycle Thrills

20 August 2018
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Interested in improving your computer skills? New to Indego Bike Share? Sign up today for a FREE digital skills class! 4-week program | …

 
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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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