“Investing in Adult Education Pays” Campaign
One in two adults in The City of Philadelphia struggles with basic literacy and work skills. Investing in their education qualifies them for family-sustaining jobs. Let’s build a workforce that grows businesses, neighborhoods, and our city.
Help us spread the word about the important role that building a skilled, educated workforce plays in fighting poverty.
Download our campaign materials here:
- Meet Sheila, who with the help of a math tutor passed the GED® in 2008 and went on to graduate from Gwynedd Mercy University with a nursing degree.
- Meet Bory, a salon owner in North Philadelphia. She credits her adult literacy tutor with helping her earn a GED® and cosmetology instructor certification.
- Meet Ignacio, who earned his GED® in 2012 with the help of his tutor. Now a Computer Lab Aid at Community College of Philadelphia, he is pursuing a degree in Informational Technology.
- Meet Ricardeau, the proud owner of a Saladworks in Northwest Philadelphia, who says that ESL classes helped him achieve the American dream.
- Meet Brian. With the support of his tutor, Teresa, he earned his GED® and acceptance into a post-secondary training program.
Contact Chelsea Reed at the Office of Adult Education, Chelsea.Reed@phila.gov or (215) 686-6071, to get more involved.