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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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Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance Meeting | GED® 2014: A Year in Review

20 May 2015

The Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance (Alliance) convened on Tuesday, May 12th at The Free Library of Philadelphia for their quarterly meeting. The theme of the …


ConnectED Learning: The 27th Annual Technology and Adult Education Conference

14 May 2015

“One of our most successful Technology Conferences to date,” is how Diane Inverso, Senior Director of The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy (The Commission), …


Diane Inverso Celebrates 25 Years with the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy

29 April 2015

Diane Inverso, Senior Director of The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy recently celebrated her 25th Anniversary working at the Commission. Diane began her tenure …

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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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