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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Fall Institute is back November 2

8 October 2019
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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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