The Mayor's Commission on Literacy
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Who We Are

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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Join a Movement! Lend you voice to adult literacy for #GivingTuesday

27 November 2015
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JOIN A MOVEMENT! This #GivingTuesday, the Commission is participating in a fun #UNselfie campaign.  Now through December 1st, we will share a series of …


Happy Thanksgiving

25 November 2015
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The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy wishes you and your family a very happy holiday. We are grateful to work with such a wonderful …

shop for a cause (008)

This holiday season, shop for a cause to support adult education!

24 November 2015
General News

The more you shop, the more you give!  Now in its fourth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the …

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Pat McGovern Gorchov’s

A health educator, Pat McGovern Gorchov's most recent job was for the State of Delaware where she was the manager of a federal grant for a co-occurring mental health and substance abuse program for six years. Prior to that, she worked in mental health, aging, cancer research and the field...

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