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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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Adult Education: Finally Hip to the Game

25 August 2014

EdSurge, a leading site for educators, entrepreneurs and investors involved in education technology has received a grant from the Joyce Foundation to bring more awareness to …

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The Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance Discusses Public Policy and Advocacy at Quarterly Meeting

6 August 2014

Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance (Alliance) members convened on Tuesday August 5, 2014, at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Over 60 adult literacy practitioners …

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Comcast Offers up to Six Months of Internet to Low-income Families

5 August 2014

Internet Essentials kicks off back to school season in Georgia with a nationwide, complimentary six-month offer, discounted computers and free digital literacy training …

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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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