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September 2018: Adult Education Month Recap

17 October 2018
Events News

Thank you for joining the Office of Adult Education and our partners to celebrate Philadelphia Adult Education Month. Philadelphia Adult Education Month, a month-long celebration of International Literacy Day (September 8) and National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week (September 23-29) raises public awareness about the need for and value of adult education and family literacy throughout September.

As Philadelphia Adult Education Month wraps up, we hope you will continue to support lifelong learning. Learn how you can stay involved!

In Philadelphia, volunteer adult education tutors serve thousands of adult students every year providing mentorship, support and academic guidance.
The training is open to everyone – no teaching experience required! After completion, trained tutors are placed in adult education programs throughout Philadelphia. >>> Learn More

Join the Office of Adult Education at many community and education events citywide. The Office of Adult Education offers the following free events:
Professional Development workshops and conferences for adult educators and providers.
Tutor Training courses for volunteer adult education instructors.
Adult Education and Workforce Development services for residents of Philadelphia.
Development Opportunities for non-profit and community-based organizations in Philadelphia.
>>> View Upcoming Events

The Office of Adult Education is committed to meeting the learning needs of adults in the city who need to develop their workforce literacy and language skills to compete in our knowledge-based economy, complete secondary education or prepare to participate in postsecondary programs. In advocating for adult education, you support thousands of Philadelphia’s adults and their families.
5 Ways to Advocate
1. Share information on how your community can benefit from, or support, the work of the Office of Adult Education
2. Plan local advocacy with toolkits and other resources. >>> Learn More
3. Host a community activity or event to raise awareness for adult education and family literacy. For more information, contact Chelsea Reed at
4. Encourage a friend or family member to continue their education, finish their diploma and/or improve their English language skills with free adult education classes. Call the Office of Adult Education at (215) 686-5250 to get assessed for classes.
5. Join the Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance and add your voice to a membership group of over 200 adult education professionals and stakeholders working to improve the adult education landscape. >>> Become a Member

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