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Adult Education Month

8 September 2017
Events News

Join the City of Philadelphia and the Office of Adult Education in celebrating the first annual Philadelphia Adult Education Month. On September 8, …

August 2017 E-Zine is Here!

5 September 2017
Features General News

Welcome to the August 2017 edition of the Office of Adult Education (OAE) News E-zine ! Check out our Volunteer trainings, information on …

The July E-Zine is Here!

26 July 2017
Features News Uncategorized

Welcome to the July 2017 edition of the Office of Adult Education (OAE) News E-zine ! Check out our Volunteer Spotlight, access to …

Semi-finalist Teams and Field Testing Cities Announced in the $7M Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE

18 July 2017
News Press Releases

Semi-finalist Teams and Field Testing Cities Announced in the $7M Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE Monday, July 17th, 2017 SHARE THIS: First-of-its-kind …

Introducing Tutor Now

13 July 2017
News

The Office of Adult Education is excited to announce Tutor Now, an updated Volunteer Training Program to better equip volunteer tutors of adult …

Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance Closes out 2016/2017 Year

7 July 2017
Alliance News News

The Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance convened for the last quarterly meeting of the fiscal year 2017 on May 24, 2017. The meeting explored …

Volunteer Spotlight: Jessica G

5 July 2017
Features

In 2014 Jessica Gorski relocated to Philadelphia. The Pittsburgh native was working as an attorney for an insurance company, but felt like something …

Unveiling of ESL Class Map

23 June 2017
Features News

VIEW MAP   www.Arcg.is/eslmap the English as a Second Language (ESL) Class Map locates English language classes throughout the City. This online and …

The June E-zine is here!

20 June 2017
Features News

Welcome to the June 2017 edition of the Office of Adult Education (OAE) News E-zine that covers May and June. Read up on …

Recap: 29th Annual Technology & Adult Education Conference

20 June 2017
Features News

The Office of Adult Education in partnership with Temple University’s Center for Social Policy & Community Development, hosted the 29th Annual Technology and …

Now Hiring: Tech Skills Tutor Training Facilitator

19 June 2017
Job Listing News

The Office of Adult Education, formerly known as the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy, is an office of the City of Philadelphia that works …

The Adult Literacy XPRIZE in Philadelphia

15 June 2017
Events News

English Flyer | Bilingual Flyer | Spanish Flyer What if there was a way to revolutionize how we teach literacy? And what if …

Join the Party!

9 June 2017
Events News

Join the Office of Adult Education, Southwest CDC, community organizations and City departments as we celebrate the newest adult education myPLACE℠ Campus on …

Southwest Philadelphia Program Support Partnership Seeking Southwest Adult Education Programs

13 May 2017
General News

Deadline to Apply: 12:00 p.m. Friday, December 1, 2017 The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Adult Education (OAE) will provide program support in …

3rd Annual Citywide Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma (CSSD) Graduation

2 May 2017
Events News

*DEADLINE TO APPLY: FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017* Join the Office of Adult Education and partners in congratulating Philadelphians who have received their high school …

The 29th Annual Technology and Adult Education Conference

1 May 2017
Features News

Learn how technology can be used to increase access and opportunities for both learners and practitioners. The Office of Adult Education, in collaboration …

The April E-zine is here!

17 April 2017
Alliance News News

Welcome to the April 2017 edition of the Office of Adult Education (OAE) News E-zine. Read up on OAE programming, latest news and …

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 …

5 Tips to Survive Unemployment

1 February 2017
Features

  Despite the stigma that surrounds it, unemployment does not always have to be a negative experience. Although it is important for those …

XPRIZE Partners with Office of Adult Education for $7M Global Competition

20 January 2017
Features News

A $7 MILLION GLOBAL COMPETITION TO TRANSFORM THE LIVES OF LOW-LITERATE ADULTS   In 2017 the Office of Adult Education, together with the …

Spring 2017 Professional Development

12 January 2017
News Professional Development

At the Office of Adult Education (OAE) we believe learning is lifelong for both learners and educators. This Spring we welcome new and existing …

2016 in the Office of Adult Education

29 December 2016
Features News

Check out what we’ve been up to in 2016! Superintendent Dr. William R. Hite announced Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Education’s Counseling …

PHL Adult Literacy Alliance Quarterly Meeting #2

19 December 2016
Alliance News

On Monday, December 12th the Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance convened the second quarterly meeting of the fiscal year. Members were hosted by Office …

Partnership Opportunity

19 December 2016
News

Do you work at an organization in Philadelphia supporting adults who are looking to take positive next steps in their lives and are …

Be the Change: A Volunteer Spotlight

5 December 2016
Features

Established by the United Nations, International Volunteer Day (IVD) falls on is December 5 each year. It is a time to celebrate volunteerism: …

New York Coalition for Adult Literacy Joins the Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance

30 September 2016
Alliance News

The New York City Coalition for Adult Literacy (NYCCAL) is comprised of adult literacy teachers, managers, students, and allies from community -based organizations, …

Mayor’s Commission on Literacy Expands to Office of Adult Education

12 September 2016
Features

New executive order better encompasses the needs of adult learners and families New Executive Order  | FAQ | Media Coverage | Photo Album …

Free Webinar – Experiment & Iterate: How to Implement Effective Ed-tech

24 August 2016
News

Tuesday, August 30, 2016  12:00 p.m. EDT / 9:00 a.m. PDT Trying something new, adjusting, and trying again are key to finding, developing, …

Digital Skills & Bicycle Thrills: Health and Fitness through Technology Pilot Receives Grant to Continue Program

21 July 2016
News

The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy (MCOL), the Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems, KEYSPOT, Indego, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and the Better Bike Share Partnership (BBSP) celebrated …

Adult Learners and The Education On Ramp

13 July 2016
Features News

Adult Learners and The Education On Ramp By Tyrone, KEYSPOT Lab Manager at Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships “Anyone who stops learning is …

The Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma (CSSD) Citywide Graduation

28 June 2016
News

On June 22, 2016, Mayor Jim Kenney and Police Commissioner Richard Ross, Jr. addressed the Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma (CSSD) Citywide Graduation, hosted by …

Open House Events Celebrate KEYSPOT’s 800K Visitors

27 June 2016
Events News

We’re celebrating nearing our 800,000th visitor to KEYSPOT with 8 open houses! Stay tune as we announce dates and locations.

Celebrate International Literacy Day With Us!

7 June 2016
Features News

“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.” – Kofi Annan On November 17, 1965, UNESCO proclaimed September 8 as International Literacy Day …

Are you an Alliance member?

25 May 2016
Alliance News

Become a Member! The Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance is currently accepting members for fiscal year 2017. Membership is free and renewed on a yearly basis. …

RECAP: The 28th Annual Technology & Adult Education Conference

17 May 2016
Features

The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy, in collaboration with Temple University’s Center for Social Policy and Community Development, hosted 112 members of the adult …

ConnectED Learning: 28th Annual Technology & Adult Education Conference

28 April 2016
News

ConnectED Learning Friday, May 13, 2016 at Temple University, Tuttleman Learning Center Featuring Keynote Speaker Shlomy Kattan, Senior Director, XPRIZE Adult learners today require educational opportunities …

The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy Announces New Executive Director

21 April 2016
News

The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy (the Commission) today announced that Diane C. Inverso will serve as Executive Director of the Commission. With over …

Citywide CSSD Graduation Ceremony

21 April 2016
News

Did you pass the GED test, or receive your Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma in Philadelphia? Celebrate your accomplishment with us at the CSSD …

RFP: Technology and Adult Education Conference

8 March 2016
News

The 28th Annual Technology and Adult Education Conference Friday, May 13, 2016 at Temple University The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy, in collaboration with …

Mayor Jim Kenney and the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy Celebrate Grand Opening of myPLACE at Center for Literacy

3 March 2016
News

On March 1, 2016, adult educators, community leaders, elected officials, and adult learners joined Mayor Jim Kenney, the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy and …

National Mentoring Month: The Importance of Mentors in Adult Education

27 January 2016
Features

“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.” -Phil Collins Oftentimes mentoring is perceived as a one-way benefit, where the …

National Mentoring Month: Invest Your Time by Helping Adults Achieve Educational and Career Success

19 January 2016
Features

Did you know that over 80% of job-seekers in Philadelphia’s workforce development system are not ready to study at the high school level? …

The Phone Call, An Adult Learner Story

5 January 2016
Features

Haniyyah is the Assistant Director of Communications at The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy.  Today I received a phone call from a woman who wanted …

The Big Picture: Why Does Adult Education Matter?

4 January 2016
Alliance News

How does adult education integrate with other systems across the City of Philadelphia? This was the focus of the Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance’s …

Literacy Journey, by Sonia Lewis

23 December 2015
Features

On #GivingTuesday, The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy hosted a Barnes and Noble Bookfair fundraiser that featured poetry and spoken word by adult learners and MCOL volunteers.  Check …

GED® Instructors Bootcamp: Resources

22 December 2015
General

  On Friday, December 4, 2015, The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy hosted its first GED® Instructors Bootcamp, led by GED® Testing Services’ Brian Smith .  Instructors …

The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy Receives Lincoln Financial Foundation Grant

21 December 2015
News

  Today, the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy received a $10,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation in support of The Commission’s path-breaking adult …

Nearly One-Quarter of Philadelphia’s Adult Population Lacks Basic Literacy

15 December 2015
Commission in the News

In  part 2 of our ‘America left behind’ series, Al Jazeera explores the vicious cycle of poverty and lack of education By Kate …

MCOL in the News

11 December 2015
Adult Literacy in the News Commission in the News

Check out what we’ve been up to in 2015! Recently, Philadelphia got a big thumbs up for its KEYSPOT program. The city won …

‘Tis the Season: Treat Yourself and Loved Ones to Gifts That Give Back

4 December 2015
News

This holiday season, treat yourself and your loved ones to gifts that give back! The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy teamed up with retailers …

Lend Your Voice to Adult Literacy for #GivingTuesday

27 November 2015
News

JOIN A MOVEMENT! This #GivingTuesday, The Commission is participating in a fun #UNselfie campaign.  Now through December 1st, we will share a series of …

This Holiday Season, Shop for a Cause to Support Adult Education!

24 November 2015
News

The more you shop, the more you give!  Now in its fourth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the …

ICYMI: The State of Adult Literacy in Philadelphia

9 November 2015
Alliance News

On Wednesday, October 14, 2015, members of the Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance met at the Free Library of Philadelphia to discuss the state …

KEYSPOT Wins Digital Inclusion Leadership Award

6 November 2015
News Press Releases

Philadelphia Recognized as Leader in Digital Inclusion Efforts at National League of Cities Event Nashville, Tenn. (November 5, 2015) – At the National …

ReadSpeaker® Offers Support to Philadelphia’s Adult Learners

6 November 2015
Press Releases

ReadSpeaker® Offers Support to Philadelphia’s Adult Learners  Philadelphia, PA (November 6, 2015) — ReadSpeaker®, a leading provider of text-to-speech software, has partnered with …

GED Testing Service Launches New Program

29 October 2015
Adult Literacy in the News

GED® Testing Service has partnered with some of the nation’s largest employers and most recognizable brands— including Walmart, KFC, Taco Bell and Southeastern …

Unleashing Learners’ Full Potential: Tutor Institute Improving Literacy Levels for Adult Learners One Volunteer at a Time

29 October 2015
News

The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy hosted its annual adult literacy volunteer conference, Tutor Institute, at District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund on Saturday, …

2015 Tutor Institute Sessions: Unleashing Learners Full Potential

7 October 2015
General News Uncategorized

This year’s Tutor Institute will focus on Unleashing Learners’ Full Potential.  In addition to a keynote address from Education Consultant, Andrea Lawful-Trainer, adult education tutors, …

2015 Tutor Institute: Andrea Lawful-Trainer, Education Consultant will deliver Keynote Address, “You Are The Lifeline… To the Future Success of Many”

1 October 2015
News

On Saturday, October 24, 2015, Philadelphia’s adult education tutors, teachers, volunteer coordinators, site administrators, and partners will come together for the 2015 Tutor Institute, The …

It’s a celebration! The Commission Hosts Open House and Retirement Party

1 October 2015
News

The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy recently relocated to 990 Spring Garden Street, Suite 300, Philadelphia, PA 19123.  Join us on Thursday, October 8th, …

We’re Moving

13 August 2015
General Uncategorized

On August 24, 2015, The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy will relocate to: 990 Spring Garden Street, Suite 300 Philadelphia, PA 19123 Our office …

Commission Host Information and Enrollment Sessions in Partnership with Universal Daroff Charter School and Springboard Collaborative

28 July 2015
General Uncategorized

Last week, The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy held two myPLACE℠ community-based open enrollment sessions to inform the public about adult education opportunities available …

*Deadline Extended to September 18th* RFP: Tutor Institute 2015

14 July 2015
News

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ________________________________   We are looking for dynamic workshops focused on practical and creative strategies that tutors and mentors could use …

Philadelphia Adult Education Organizations Celebrate Recent GED® Recipients During Citywide GED® Graduation

16 June 2015
News

There was cause for celebration for thirty adults and their loved ones on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, during Philadelphia’s first city-wide GED® graduation …

Citywide GED® Graduation 2015

5 June 2015
News

The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy, along with several other adult education and workforce development organizations in Philadelphia, will host a Citywide GED® Graduation on …

Grace Zhang Volunteer Spotlight: an Interview with Vince Robinson

26 May 2015
News

For Vince Robinson, a teacher at District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund, Grace Zhang was everything he could ask for in a volunteer instructor. “Grace …

Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance meeting | GED® 2014: a year in review

20 May 2015
News

The Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance (Alliance) convened on Tuesday, May 12th at The Free Library of Philadelphia for their quarterly meeting. The theme of the …

The Commission receives $10,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support adult literacy

20 May 2015
General

This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy a $10,000 grant to support the Commission’s path-breaking myPLACE℠ Online …

ConnectED Learning: The 27th Annual Technology & Adult Education Conference

14 May 2015
General

“One of our most successful Technology Conferences to date,” is how Diane Inverso, Senior Director of The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy (The Commission), …

Diane Inverso celebrates 25 years with the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy

29 April 2015
General

Diane Inverso, Senior Director of The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy recently celebrated her 25th Anniversary working at the Commission. Diane began her tenure …

The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy welcomes new Commission member Robert F. Smith

27 April 2015
News

The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy is pleased to welcome new Commission member Robert (Bob) F. Smith. Bob, the Region Vice President of Community …

ConnectED Learning: 27th Annual Technology & Adult Education Conference

5 April 2015
News

ConnectED Learning Friday, May 8, 2015 at Temple University, Tuttleman Learning Center Featuring Keynote Speaker Louis Giorla, Commissioner of Prisons  REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED* Adult …

Citywide GED® Graduation

30 March 2015
News

Did you earn your GED® after July 1, 2014? You may be eligible to participate in a Citywide GED® Graduation to celebrate your achievement!

RFP: Technology and Adult Education Conference

12 March 2015
News

    REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ConnectED Learning The 27th Annual Technology and Adult Education Conference Friday, May 8, 2015 at Temple University The …

The Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance Quarterly Meeting 2/23/2015

24 February 2015
News

On Monday, February 23rd ,The Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance convened for their quarterly meeting. The meeting focused on creating a pipeline for adult …

myPLACE℠ Celebrates One Year

28 January 2015
News

myPLACE℠ is celebrating one year of service on January 29th after opening last year to provide a one-stop for adult education and career …

National Mentoring Month Part 3: Mentor Spotlight

22 January 2015
News

In honor of National Mentoring Month we are highlighting mentors that have worked to create lasting relationships with adult learners. Rachael Hayes is …

National Mentoring Month Part 2: Five Reasons to Mentor

15 January 2015
News Uncategorized

Many successful people credit mentors who have made a big difference in helping them achieve educational and career goals. Mentors provide valuable information …

Become a Mayor’s Commission Scholar at Peirce College

15 January 2015
News

The mentoring program engages successful adult learners to serve as mentors to newer adult learners, providing them with guidance and support that will …

Commission Hosts Information and Enrollment Session at Universal Audenried H.S.

13 January 2015
News

The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy invited adults of all ages to Universal Audenried High School for an adult education information and open enrollment …

Commission Receives Lindback Foundation Grant

12 January 2015
News

The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy received a $2,500 grant from the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation (Lindback Foundation) in support of …

National Mentoring Month Part 1: How to Become a Mentor

8 January 2015
News Uncategorized

January is National Mentoring Month. Created in 2002, National Mentoring Month focuses national attention on the need for mentors, as well as how …

The Commission Hosts Registration for Free Adult Education Classes

19 December 2014
News

The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy invites adults of all ages to Universal Audenried Charter High School on Thursday, January 8th for refreshments, information on …

Receive Exclusive Tuition Discounts & Benefits Towards Drexel University Online

18 December 2014
News

The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy’s volunteer program engages adults interested in serving as Tutors, Tech Tutors, or Mentors to adult learners. Volunteers gain …

Lincoln Financial Foundation Invests in Philadelphia’s Workforce

15 December 2014
News Uncategorized

The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy Receives Lincoln Financial Foundation Grant The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy received a $10,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial …

Mayor’s Commission on Literacy Selected for Digital Promise’s Beacon Project

9 December 2014
News

The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy is proud to be selected for Digital Promise’s Beacon Project. Digital Promise is a nonprofit that aims to …

Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance Discusses & Shares Resources at Quarterly Meeting

8 December 2014
Alliance News

The Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance (Alliance) convened on Tuesday, December 2nd at The Free Library of Philadelphia for their final quarterly meeting of …

The Commission Launches Campaign to Raise Adult Work-ready Skills

8 December 2014
News

Investing in Adult Education Pays campaign invites the public-at-large to give, advocate, or volunteer to support The Commission’s groundbreaking adult literacy initiative, myPLACE™ …

Support The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy

1 December 2014
News

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Strengthen Philadelphia through Adult Education this Giving Tuesday

25 November 2014
News

The U.S. has a day for giving thanks And two for getting deals. Now, we have Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to …

What’s Going On: Why We Care About Adult Literacy

10 November 2014
News

Sallie Glickman, Chair of the Policy and Advocacy Committee for the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy, talked about the economic, cultural and social impact …

The Commission Now Accepting Applications for Free Access to IBM’s Reading Companion Software

31 October 2014
News

Reading Companion is IBM’s web-based literacy grant initiative that uses voice recognition technology to help adults learn how to read. Developed by IBM …

2014 Tutor Institute

31 October 2014
News

On Saturday, October 25, 2014, over 80 adult educators and literacy advocates from around the region gathered for a day of sessions, panels, …

Become an Adult Literacy Mentor Trainer

16 October 2014
News

Adult Literacy Mentor Trainer Position Position Description: The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy is hiring experienced facilitators for the exciting, innovative course on volunteer …

Philadelphia Selected as Recipient of ‘Second Chance Act’ Grant

3 October 2014
News

Philadelphia was recently selected as a recipient of the Second Chance Act grant. Funds will support the Philadelphia Returning Citizens Demonstration Program that focuses …

Faith Leaders Initiative Meeting

2 October 2014
News

On Wednesday, October 1, The Commission and the Mayor’s Office of Faith-Based Initiatives (MOFI) invited faith leaders to a breakfast meeting to discuss adult …

Partnering with Roadmap for Growth

1 October 2014
News

The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy is pleased to be a partner of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s Roadmap for Growth for the …

myPLACE℠ Online update

29 September 2014
News

Earlier this year, The Commission launched three myPLACE℠ Campuses at high-performing literacy agencies in Philadelphia. The campuses offer adult learner assessment and enrollment into …

Literacy Salon Discusses Policy and Advocacy for Adult Education

23 September 2014
Alliance News

Adult educators and advocates gathered at the Free Library of Philadelphia for a monthly Literacy Salon on Friday, September 19th. The session was …

Tutor Institute 2014

21 September 2014
News

  2014 Fall Tutor Institute Saturday, October 25 9:30am – 2:30pm Featuring Keynote Speaker Loraine Ballard Morrill, News and Community Affairs Director at …

Head for Success with the GED® to College Success Program

15 September 2014
News

District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund is recruiting students for their GED®  to College Success Program. This free program provides a direct route …

Adult Education: Finally Hip to the Game

25 August 2014
News

EdSurge, a leading site for educators, entrepreneurs and investors involved in education technology has received a grant from the Joyce Foundation to bring more awareness to …

The Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance Discusses Public Policy & Advocacy at Quarterly Meeting

6 August 2014
News

Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance (Alliance) members convened on Tuesday August 5, 2014, at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Over 60 adult literacy practitioners …

Comcast Offers up to Six Months of Internet to Low-income Families

5 August 2014
News

Internet Essentials kicks off back to school season in Georgia with a nationwide, complimentary six-month offer, discounted computers and free digital literacy training …

Veterans Upward Bound Program

28 July 2014
News

The TRIO Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) Program at the University of Pennsylvania is a FREE, non-credited, non-profit, pre-college program federally funded with a …

So You Think You can Educate Adults?

14 July 2014
News

This article is the second in a three-part series from Mr. Russo highlighting challenges, opportunities, and trends in the adult learning market. The …

Community College of Philadelphia’s Reentry Support Projects Assists Adults with Criminal Records

14 July 2014
News

From July 7, 2014 to August 8, 2014, the Reentry Support Project is assisting qualified adults with criminal records with every step of …

Wells Fargo presents $10,000 check to Mayor's Commission on Literacy

Commission Celebrates myPLACE℠ Success at End-of-Year Event

25 June 2014
News

Celebration was in order on Monday, June 23, 2014, at the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy’s end-of-year celebration at the Free Library of Philadelphia. …

New Urgency Around Adult Education

17 June 2014
News

EdSurge, a leading site for educators, entrepreneurs and investors involved in education technology has received a grant from the Joyce Foundation to bring …

Literacy Salon: Developing Content Knowledge While Enhancing Language Skills

10 June 2014
News

We often think that language skills and content knowledge should be taught separately.   Have you ever considered intentionally and systematically teaching language and …

Technology and Adult Education Conference

20 May 2014
News

On Friday, May 16, 2014, two hundred adult educators from across the region joined field experts to discover innovative strategies to address the …

Volunteer Appreciation Night

23 April 2014
Commission in the News

The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy and local adult education providers gathered at City Hall on the evening of April 10, 2014 to recognize and …

Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance Quarterly Meeting & Panel Discussion 4/4/2014

4 April 2014
Adult Literacy in the News

The Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance met on Friday, April 4th for the second quarterly meeting of 2014 to discuss research and innovations in …

Celebrate the Grand Opening of Three New myPLACE℠ Campuses

24 February 2014
News

Adult educators, community leaders, elected officials and adult learners joined Mayor Michael A. Nutter and The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy at the grand …

Philadelphia Mayor Tackles Unemployment Through Adult Literacy Program on Canvas by Instructure

20 February 2014
Press Releases

Free Canvas Program, myPLACE Online, Will Help Adult Learners in Philadelphia Improve Basic Literacy and Work-Readiness Skills as Part of Mayoral Initiative Nearly 550,000 Adults …

Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance Quarterly Meeting 1/14/2014

16 January 2014
Alliance News

The Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance met on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 for the first quarterly meeting of 2014 to discuss trends and initiatives …

The Commission Makes IBM’s Reading Companion Software Available to Literacy Agencies

14 January 2014
Commission in the News

Reading Companion is IBM’s web-based literacy grant initiative that uses voice recognition technology to help adults learn how to read. Developed by IBM …

Commission Hosts Regional Engagement Session with OVAE

10 December 2013
Commission in the News

The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy and U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Vocational & Adult Education hosted regional engagement session on education Local, …

NPR Four-Part Series on Adult Education: Part Four

4 November 2013
Adult Literacy in the News

In a four-part NPR series education reporter, Kavitha Cardoza’s discusses adult education. The series highlights the current adult literacy crisis facing communities across …

NPR Four-Part Series on Adult Education: Part Three

2 November 2013
Adult Literacy in the News

In a four-part NPR series education reporter, Kavitha Cardoza’s discusses adult education. The series highlights the current adult literacy crisis facing communities across …

NPR Four-Part Series on Adult Education: Part Two

1 November 2013
Adult Literacy in the News

In a four-part NPR series education reporter, Kavitha Cardoza’s discusses adult education. The series highlights the current adult literacy crisis facing communities across …

NPR Four-Part Series on Adult Education: Part One

31 October 2013
Adult Literacy in the News

In a four-part NPR series education reporter, Kavitha Cardoza’s discusses adult education. The series highlights the current adult literacy crisis facing communities across …

State Legislators Gathered in Philadelphia to Examine Adult Literacy and Workforce Readiness Across Pennsylvania

16 September 2013
Press Releases

House Democratic Policy Committee and The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy discuss need for funding and policies that put adults on pathways to gainful …

Remembering Commission Chair, E. Steven Collins

9 September 2013
Commission in the News

On behalf of the members and staff of the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy, we are deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the …

Remembering Commission Member Douglas C. Howell

1 August 2013
Commission in the News

The Commission is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of our own, Commissioner Douglas C. Howell, who made his transition …

 
 

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