Invest in Adult Education
Stay Engaged

Features Archives • The Office of Adult Education

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 …

Present at the 29th Annual Technology & Adult Education Conference

17 February 2017
Features News

Application Deadline: 12:00 PM, Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Present at the 29th Annual Technology and Adult Education Conference “Adult Education Remixed: Transformation through …

5 Tips to Survive Unemployment

1 February 2017

  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 …

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 …

Be the Change: A Volunteer Spotlight

5 December 2016

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

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

12 September 2016

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

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 …

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 …

RECAP: The 28th Annual Technology & Adult Education Conference

17 May 2016

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 …

National Mentoring Month: The Importance of Mentors in Adult Education

27 January 2016

“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

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

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 …

Literacy Journey, by Sonia Lewis

23 December 2015

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 …


Sponsors and Partners