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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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What’s Going On: Why We Care about Adult Literacy

10 November 2014
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Sallie Glickman, Chair of the Policy and Advocacy Committee for the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy, talked about the economic, cultural and social impact …

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The Commission Now Accepting Applications for Free Access to IBM’s Reading Companion Software

31 October 2014
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Reading Companion is IBM’s web-based literacy grant initiative that uses voice recognition technology to help adults learn how to read. Developed by IBM …

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2014 Tutor Institute

31 October 2014
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On Saturday, October 25, 2014, over 80 adult educators and literacy advocates from around the region gathered for a day of sessions, panels, …

 
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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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