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The Office of Adult Education (OAE), formerly the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy has been at the forefront of innovation in adult education. A selected list of achievements:

Perhaps the most important aspects of the Office of Adult Education’s activities are those that brought the organization into existence in the early 1980s: cooperation and collaboration. The Commission continues in this spirit to work closely with Philadelphia literacy organizations, the workforce development system, local corporations, community-based organizations, government agencies, faith-based institutions, and adult learners to build a culture of learning throughout the city.

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