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Now Hiring: Community Engagement Coordinator

27 February 2017
Job Listing News

Do you enjoy working in a fast paced and dynamic environment? Under the supervision of a large, national foundation and in partnership with …

Now Hiring: Developer of Program Resource Guide for Adult Literacy Programs (Independent Contractor)

13 February 2017
Job Listing News

There are an estimated 550,000 adults in Philadelphia who lack the skills they need to sustain themselves and their families. The needs of …

Now Hiring: Academic Facilitator, Future Track Program

8 February 2017
Job Listing News

Overview The Office of Adult Education (OAE) is partnering with the Philadelphia Streets Department’s Future Track program to provide classroom instruction for program …

Now Hiring: Facilitator

6 February 2017
Job Listing News

The Two-Generation Learn and Lead course is a family service- learning pilot; a deliberative process to engage families in learning together through service …

Now Hiring: Adult Education Services Coordinator

28 July 2016
Job Listing

The Office of Adult Education in the City of Philadelphia (formerly known as the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy) has created a system that …

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, …

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 …

RFP: Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance, Literacy Salons

20 February 2015
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CALL FOR LITERACY SALON PROPOSALS The Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance is filled with experts in the field of adult education, non-profit management, program …

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 …

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 …

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 …

AspirEDU Offers Support to Philadelphia’s Adult Learners

29 September 2014
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AspirEDU®, a provider of educational analytics software, has partnered with the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy (The Commission) to help adult learners stay on …

Is a specific agency expecting me to volunteer for them? Have you shared my contact information with any agencies?

24 July 2014
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No, it is your choice to contact the agencies to which you have been referred.

Will I receive support from the agency I will be volunteering at?

1 July 2014
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Yes. The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy refers volunteers to adult literacy agencies with the mutual understanding that a site coordinator and/or tutor coordinator …

Will the agency I am referred to have requirements for participation other than the ones The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy have?

1 July 2014
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Yes. Each adult literacy agency is different. Some may require higher educational attainment than others do, some may need volunteers with specific skill-set, …

Will I be required to attend additional training once I am matched with an agency?

1 July 2014
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Yes. There are a number of agencies that have their own in-house training/orientation that they require their volunteers to participate in before they …

Will the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy provide me with instructional material to use with the learners?

1 July 2014
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No. The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy does not provide instructional materials to use with the learners. However, the adult literacy agencies we refer …

Where the adult literacy agencies that I would volunteer in are located? And when do they need tutors?

1 July 2014
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There are adult literacy providers throughout the city of Philadelphia, with a concentration in central and north Philadelphia or the following zip codes …

What do Tutoring Sessions Look Like?

1 July 2014
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You are trained to tutor learners either in a one-on-one setting or small groups. You are not trained to facilitate a whole class. …

Do I need to speak a foreign language to help ESL (English as a Second Language) Learners?

1 July 2014
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No. All tutoring sessions and classes are held in English. The ESL learners usually represent different countries from around the world, and they …

I am not good at math. Do I still have to tutor it?

1 July 2014
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The math that the learners need help with is extremely basic. You do not need to be a math whiz to do it. …

Is it okay that I am younger/older than most of the learners I will be tutoring?

1 July 2014
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Provided that you are at least 18 years old, absolutely yes! People of all ages can make wonderful volunteers. What is needed is the …

Whom do I tutor?

1 July 2014
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You will tutor adult learners who want to improve their basic literacy, numeracy and digital skills. Your learners may be enrolled in adult …

Do I need to commit to a certain number of hours per week or month?

1 July 2014
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To refer you to a provider, we require that you commit to 4 to 6 months (2 to 3 hours per week) of …

Will The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy provide me with continued professional development?

1 July 2014
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Once you have completed any type of training with the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy, we will begin sending you information about trainings which …

How and when will I receive my referral?

1 July 2014
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Once you have successfully completed the tutor training, you will receive a certificate of completion via email. followed within one to two weeks …

Referral

1 July 2014
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No, it is your choice to contact the agencies to which you have been referred.

Why do I need to fill out a referral request?

1 July 2014
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If you are seeking a referral to an adult literacy provider in Philadelphia through The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy, you will need to …

How would this training help me reach those goals?

1 July 2014
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The Office of Adult Educations’s tutor training program has been designed to give you the skills, resources and confidence needed to provide any …

 
 

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