The Mayor's Commission on Literacy
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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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ConnectED Learning: 27th Annual Technology & Adult Education Conference

5 April 2015

ConnectED Learning Friday, May 8, 2015 at Temple University, Tuttleman Learning Center Featuring Keynote Speaker Louis Giorla, Commissioner of Prisons  REGISTER HERE* Adult learners …

Tech Tutors Program Coordinator

2 April 2015

    Tech Tutors Program Coordinator   BACKGROUND The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and …

Citywide GED® Graduation

30 March 2015

Did you earn your GED® after July 1, 2014? You may be eligible to participate in a Citywide GED® Graduation to celebrate your achievement!

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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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