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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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Digital Skills and Bicycle Thrills is back this Spring!

24 March 2017
Events News

Digital Skills and Bicycle Thrills, a four-week course that aims to increase participants’ digital literacy as well as their confidence biking in the …

New E-Zine!

8 March 2017
Features News

Welcome to the premier edition of the Office of Adult Education News E-zine, March 2017! We are excited about this new format for …

Two-Generation Learn & Lead Family Course starts Saturday!

1 March 2017
Family Education News

A Family Course for Community Change Families learning together, families building their community The Office of Adult Education is excited to announce the …

 
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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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