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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 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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Present at the 29th Annual Technology & Adult Education Conference

17 February 2017
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Application Deadline: 12:00 PM, Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Present at the 29th Annual Technology and Adult Education Conference “Adult Education Remixed: Transformation through …

Now Hiring: Developer of Program Resource Guide for Adult Literacy Programs (Independent Contractor)

13 February 2017
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There are an estimated 550,000 adults in Philadelphia who lack the skills they need to sustain themselves and their families. The needs of …

Now Hiring: Academic Facilitator, Future Track Program

8 February 2017
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Overview The Office of Adult Education (OAE) is partnering with the Philadelphia Streets Department’s Future Track program to provide classroom instruction for program …

 
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Viola Robinson

Viola Robinson never let dropping out of school in the 10th grade to care for her mother stop her love of reading. She credits her uncle for encouraging her and keeping her in class—even  if it was an unconventional setting. After raising three grandchildren, and doing some work with...

 
 
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