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990 Spring Garden Street
Third Floor, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19123

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Two-Generation Learn and Lead Family Course @ Southwark Elementary School
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm

Sign your family up to take part in a FREE family learning course called Two-Generation Learn and Lead!

What is Two-Generation Learn & Lead?

Two-Gen Learn & Lead is a new 12-week course for whole families. Over 12 Saturdays, families will learn new skills and gain confidence together, as they choose and plan a service project to better their community. Parents and children who learn together build stronger bonds, and boost skills for work, school and leadership.

What are the benefits?

  • Gain job skills
  • Improve your resume
  • Meet new people
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Change your community for better

Who can enroll?

  • Parents or caregivers with at east one child can enroll
  • Parent or caregivers: 18 to 64 years of age
  • Children: pre-K to 6th grade

Saturday, April 22 @ 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Southwark Elementary School | 1835 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Project runs Saturday mornings from 4/22 – 6/17.

Space is limited enroll today!

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For more information, contact Anne Gemmell at 215.685.2986 or

29th Annual Technology and Adult Education Conference @ Temple University
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Explore, collaborate and learn with your colleagues on transforming the way we teach!

The Office of Adult Education, in collaboration with Temple University’s Center for Social Policy and Community Development is hosting the 29th Annual Technology and Adult Education Conference on Temple University’s main campus on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.. Enjoy food, vendors and breakout sessions at this one day conference for adult educators and practitioners. Learn about new best practices and receive information on services and resources for adults and out of school youth in Philadelphia.

More information coming soon!

28th Annual Technology and Adult Education Conference Video (2016)

Watch the video below to find out more about last year’s Technology and Adult Education Conference

 >> Read about last year’s Conference

Digital Skills & Bicycle Thrills Cohort #5 @ People's Emergency Center
May 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Digital Skills and Bicycle Thrills is back this Spring with it’s fourth cohort class!

Are You…

  • 18 or older?
  • Interested in improving your computer skills?
  • New to Indego bike share?

Sign Up Today for a FREE, four-week digital skills class!

  • 2 Hours per week
  • Join in one group ride
  • Gain confidence biking in the city
  • Learn digital skills like navigating the web and using Microsoft Word

Participants receive 6 months of Indego for Free!

The Office of Adult Education is excited to present the fourth cohort of the Digital Skills, Bicycle Thrills (DSBT) program, a collaboration between the Better Bike Share Partnership, the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation & Infrastructure Systems and the Office of Adult Education. DSBT is a free four-week online course that combines building digital skills with learning about Indego and bike safety.

Last year’s programs were so successful that Digital Skills and Bicycle Thrills is back in April at Philadelphia FIGHT’s AIDS Library KEYSPOT. Individuals who complete the program will receive a free six-month pass to Indego! Please share this exciting program with your networks and let anyone interested know that they can sign up for this free class by calling Indego Customer Service at 1-844-446-3346.

Join us for orientation!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia FIGHT – AIDS Library
1233 Locust Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

CALL 1-844-446-3346 to sign up!

Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma Graduation @ Mitten Hall, Temple University
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Celebrate earning your GED®, HiSET® or Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma (CSSD) by attending the City of Philadelphia’s 4th Annual CSSD Graduation Ceremony for Philadelphia residents.

Register for the ceremony is easy! See requirements and registration process below:


  • Passed all sections of the GED®, HiSET®, or receive your Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma (CSSD)
  • Resident of Philadelphia

Registration Process:

To receive an invitation to participate in the Ceremony, send your mailing address, phone number and proof that you passed the GED®, HiSET® or received your CSSD between January 2015 and May 2017. Email, mail or fax one of the following by June 1, 2017:

About the 2017 CSSD Graduation Ceremony

The 2017 CSSD Graduation Ceremony is the third annual ceremony hosted by the Office of Adult Education in collaboration with community partners to celebrate Philadelphia residents who have passed the GED®, HiSET® or received their Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma. This year’s graduation will take place at Temple University’s Mitten Hall. For more information on the CSSD Graduation Ceremony, please call 215.686.6044.

Commencement Speaker 

Michael Banks | President & CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce
Michael Banks is the President and CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) of PA, NJ and DE, a membership organization committed to supporting the economic empowerment and growth of African-American businesses. Prior to assuming his current role, Michael was a financial controller for a Philly start-up that he helped position for national growth, and has more than 10 years of capital and derivatives market experience, managing investments with Citibank where he was a Vice President and led their equity trading desk.

Additionally, he was the first African-American stock option specialist in the history of the then Philadelphia Stock Exchange and now Nasdaq OMX. Banks is an Urban Studies graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, where he focused on urban economics and has served on the board of Bebashi where he chaired the finance committee.

He also currently serves on the boards of: The African American Chamber of Commerce, PHL Diversity, The Mann Center, The American Red Cross Diversity & Inclusion committee, The advisory committee for the Office of Economic Opportunity in the city of Philadelphia’s Commerce department, and the city of Philadelphia’s Vision Zero task force.

Watch the 2016 CSSD Graduation Ceremony

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