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.  The Commission 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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The Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma (CSSD) Citywide Graduation

28 June 2016

On June 22, 2016, Mayor Jim Kenney and Police Commissioner Richard Ross, Jr. addressed the Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma (CSSD) Citywide Graduation, hosted by …

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Open House Events Celebrate KEYSPOT’s 800K Visitors

27 June 2016
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We’re celebrating nearing our 800,000th visitor to KEYSPOT with 8 open houses! Stay tune as we announce dates and locations.

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Celebrate International Literacy Day With Us!

7 June 2016
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“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.” – Kofi Annan On November 17, 1965, UNESCO proclaimed September 8 as International Literacy Day …

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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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